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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

g NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

WilDin 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
DEC 2 2 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of the ordinance, 
contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be reached by calling (415) 
554-7724, fax (415) 554-7854, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. 
or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-December 7, 2004 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Latara Reed, Superior Ct. #420857 filed on 5/28/03 for $2,000 

B. Peggy Elaine Cosmas, Superior Ct. #CGC03418121 filed on 3/7/03 for $4,500 

C. Marwin Wilson, Unlitigated Claim #0501 110 filed on 9/30/04 for $5,775.64 

D. Sheila Golden, Unlitigated Claim #0500675 filed on 8/24/04 for $7,037.22 

E. Elizabeth Ing, Superior Ct. #429869 filed on 3/24/04 for $1 1,000 

F. Jose Armando Ramirez, Superior Ct. #01401901 filed on 1 1/30/01 for $17,500 

G. Jose Jimenez, Superior Ct. #CGC04044291 filed on 9/1/04 for $32,000 
H. Michael Kellner, Superior Ct. #41 1335 filed on 8/9/02 for $60,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING - Evans Avenue, west side, from 

Napoleon Street to 100 feet northerly and Evans Avenue, east side, from Napoleon Street 
to 1 20 feet northerly. 
B. RESCIND - TWO-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER, 7 
AM TO 10 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 9 AM TO 6 PM, SATURDAY AND 
SUNDAY AND TWO-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, NOVEMBER THROUGH 
MARCH, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Townsend Street, 
south side, from 2nd Street to 27 feet westerly. 

C. RESCIND - PARKING METERS - Columbus Avenue, north side, west of Greenwich 
Street, rescinding #802 to increase the length of an existing Bus Zone. 

D. ESTABLISH - NO LEFT TURN - 505 Parnassus Avenue, driveway exit. 

E. ESTABLISH -TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - 15th Street, south side, 
between Harrison Street and Treat Avenue. 

F. RESCIND - 10-MINUTE PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, EVERYDAY - 
15th Street, north side, from Harrison Street to 8 feet easterly. 

G. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 15th Street, north side, 
from Harrison Street to 7 feet easterly. 

H. ESTABLISH - 20-MINUTE TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, EVERYDAY - 15th Street, 
north side, from Alabama Street to 50 feet westerly. 

I. ESTABLISH - RIGHT OR LEFT TURNS ONLY - Baker Street, northbound, at Turk Street. 

J. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONES - San Bruno Avenue, west side, from 75 feet to 120 feet 
north of the Woolsey Street intersection, a 45-foot bus zone extension creating a 120-foot 
zone; San Bruno Avenue, east side, from 75 feet to 120 feet south of the Wayland Street 
intersection, a 45 -foot bus zone extension creating a 120-foot zone; Marina Boulevard, 
south side, from 20 feet to 140 feet west of Laguna Street; Division Street, south side, 
from Bryant Street, to 130 feet easterly and 19th Avenue, east side, from the intersection 
of Eucalyptus Drive to 100 feet southerly. 

K. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Marina Boulevard, south 
side, from Laguna Street to 20 feet westerly. 

L. RESCIND - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING -18th Street, north side, from the 
west property line of #3922 - 1 8th Street to 7 feet easterly. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 



(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $9,200,000 in federal Section 5307 capital 
assistance for the purchase and renovation of an Overhead Lines Maintenance Facility. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

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(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept, and expend $758,100 in Bicycle Transportation 
Account and Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Program funds to stripe and sign bike lanes stripe 
ladder cross-walks, and build ADA compliant curb-cuts. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $435,000 in Transportation Enhancement 
Activities funds for design and engineering work to provide pedestrian street lighting and corner 
sidewalk bulb-outs within the Geary / O'Farrell corridor, and $1,541,100 in TEA funds to 
rehabilitate historic streetcar, Car No. 1. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to recommend to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors the 
jurisdictional transfer of two parcels of land at Indiana and Cesar Chavez Streets, being portions 
of Assessor's Lot 1 in Block 4352 and of Lot 5 in Block 4382, from the Public Utilities 
Commission at their historical cost of $195,280. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.7) Approving an Invitation to Bid for janitorial services for twenty-one metered parking 
facilities and five Department of Parking and Traffic operational facilities. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (DPT) 

(10.8) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call 
for Contract No. MR- 121 1, Presidio Trolley Coach Facility Overhead Reconstruction Project. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

11. Discussion of FY2005 and 2006 budget and possible policy options. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) 

12. Declaring a fiscal emergency caused by the failure of agency revenues to adequately fund 
agency programs and facilities for 2005 pursuant to the California Public Resources Code section 
21080.32 and California Environmental Quality Act Implementing Guidelines; and finding that 
the reduction or elimination of the availability of existing transit service are statutorily exempt 
from CEQA review. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 



MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

13. Revising the Schedule of Fees for use of Muni's vehicles and facilities for excursions and 
film shoots, and for the rental of the Cable Car barn and museum which shall take effect on 
January 1 5, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and fee schedule.) 

(This item was continued from the December 7, 2004 meeting.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Karen Taylor, Superior Ct. #423048, filed on 8/1/03 for $665,000 
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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12. CLOSED SESSION 

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i / </ / of Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

Director Kasolas asked that the minutes be amended to reflect his request that staff: look at 
transfers and provide information to the Board about savings that could be achieved; look at 
fare collection and quantify the size of the problem and what they're doing to address it; and 
get back to the board about the cost to run empty buses. 

On motion to approve the minutes of the December 7, 2004 Regular Meeting as amended: 
unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

—Board-Secreta ry Boomer a nnou nced that item 10.1 (C), the M ar-wi n Wilson claim h ad^been 

continued to the January 18 meeting at the request of Chairman Vaughns. In addition, Item 
10.7, Issuance of an RFP for janitorial services had been continued to the January 18 meeting 
at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 



Director Kasolas requested a study be prepared related to the impact of deteriorating roadways on 
Muni vehicles. He also requested that staff prepare, in matrix format, a list of the top 20-25 
transit agencies fare structures, using the most recent data available. He asked that staff compute 
what percent fare box revenue. Chairman Vaughns requested that staff use the most current data 
available to prepare the report. 

Chairman Vaughns acknowledged that staff had provided written reports in response to requests 
from past meetings. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Burns stated that he was pleased to present the January Special Recognition 
Award to William (Bill) Neilsen who has been a principal engineer with the city for over 30 
years. Bill is a valued and gifted employee, an engineering icon; and his knowledge and project 
expertise are legendary. Bill has worked on numerous projects, from the "F"-Line Embarcadero 
to Cable Car Restoration to our Third Street LRT extension. Most recently, Bill was asked to 
serve on the American Public Transit Association's "Rail Transit Standards and Recommended 
Practices" Task Force. Bill worked long hours in addition to his normal workload to represent 
the agency on a national level and his efforts culminated in rail standards and practices that are 
now being put in place for transit properties throughout the United States. Bill's career is an 
example of hard work and tenacity in the face of change. Chairman Vaughns acknowledged and 
commended Mr. Neilsen on behalf of the Board of Directors. 

On a sad note, Mr. Burns announced that Alicia Fletcher, acting Finance Director had accepted 
the position of Chief Administrative Officer at the Planning Department and Julia Dawson, DPT 
Director of Finance was also leaving to join the Fire Department as Chief Financial officer. He 
called both women instrumental in the budget process and recognized and thanked both for their 
hard work and dedication. Chairman Vaughns thanked Ms. Fletcher and Ms. Dawson for the 
remarkable job they had done for the organization and wished them well. 

This year Muni contributed $52,543 to the Combined Charities Campaign. Last year, Muni 
employees donated $27,000. DPT contributed $10,314 this year. Last year, DPT gave $19,681. 
The combined MTA total of $48,944 is an increase of over six percent from last year. 
Congratulations to MTA coordinators Darryl Stitt and Janet Michaelson for their hard work on 
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On December 14, 2004, Muni held a public meeting to update the community on the progress of 
the New Central Subway project as part of their on-going public outreach process. Major 
changes to the project, as reported to the Board, include the 4 Street alignment and a deep 
tunneling option. An additional ten million dollars was secured from the federal government for 
the project. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi memorialized the Phase 1 /Phase 2 local match fund 
language in the appropriations bill. The next community meeting will be held on January 6 at 



Yerba Buena Center. Next steps include value engineering, additional public meetings, and 
environmental updates as necessary. 

The Transportation Authority and Board of Supervisors approved the Inner Geary Project on 
December 14 th with the condition that funding would be contingent upon elimination of only 
three stops rather than the five stops originally approved by the MTA Board. Staff will be 
bringing the item back to the MTA Board for authorization to eliminate the three stops. 

Supervisor Alioto-Pier has introduced legislation amending the Traffic Code to exempt 
alternative fuel vehicles, including CNG, Electric and Hybrid vehicles from parking meter 
payments with time limits still applicable. The legislation would go into effect July 1 and have a 
12-month sunset clause. DPT is working with various agencies to try to determine the number of 
vehicles that are currently registered in the Bay Area and San Francisco that would qualify for 
this exemption in order to determine the potential fiscal impact. DPT has requested that the 
Supervisor's office consider a permitting process that would ease in the identification of these 
vehicles. Parking Control Officers could experience several difficulties if the legislation is 
implemented including how to tell vehicles apart, the potential for fraud and for enforcing time 
limits. 

Director Mezey requested that a recent New York Times article be distributed to the Board. It 
suggested that alternative fuel buses weren't as promising as they were originally held out to be. 

Chairman Vaughns recognized the DPT biannual report. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the Agency was losing revenue due to rear-door boarding. She 
requested that staff involve labor in undertaking a study to identify the extent of lost revenue and 
review what the agency was doing with respect to the issue. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

John Friedlander expressed hope that everyone will have a good year. 

Roger Bazeley proposed that a white ladder crosswalk enhancement program at major tourist 
attraction s might help to the bu d get. He suggested that enhancements be ma de4n- active transit — 
corridors. 

David Pilpel expressed appreciation to Ms. Fletcher and to Ms. Dawson. He clarified that his 
comment on December 12 was that staff should pursue taxes other than a parking tax, at this 
time. 

Howard Strassner stated that it would be helpful to know what nearby private parking garages 

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were charging. He noted that some garages had little net operating revenue. Staff should present 
garage rates and revenue on a historical basis. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Latara Reed, Superior Ct. #420857 filed on 5/28/03 for $2,000 

B. Peggy Elaine Cosmas, Superior Ct. #CGC03418121 filed on 3/7/03 for $4,500 

C. Marwin Wilson, Unlitigated Claim #0501 1 10 filed on 9/30/04 for $5,775.64 

D. Sheila Golden, Unlitigated Claim #0500675 filed on 8/24/04 for $7,037.22 

E. Elizabeth Ing, Superior Ct. #429869 filed on 3/24/04 for $1 1,000 

F. Jose Armando Ramirez, Superior Ct. #01401901 filed on 1 1/30/01 for $17,500 

G. Jose Jimenez, Superior Ct. #CGC04044291 filed on 9/1/04 for $32,000 
H. Michael Kellner, Superior Ct. #41 1335 filed on 8/9/02 for $60,000 

Item 10.1 (C) was removed from the agenda and continued to the January 18 meeting at the 
request of Chairman Vaughns. 

RESOLUTION 05-001 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING - Evans Avenue, west side, from 
Napoleo n Str eet-te-TOQ^eefi iortherly and Eva ns- Avenue, ea s^sid e, from N apoleo n Street 

to 120 feet northerly. 

B. RESCIND - TWO-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER, 7 
AM TO 10 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 9 AM TO 6 PM, SATURDAY AND 
SUNDAY AND TWO-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, NOVEMBER THROUGH 
MARCH, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Townsend Street, 
south side, from 2nd Street to 27 feet westerly. 

C. RESCIND - PARKING METERS - Columbus Avenue, north side, west of Greenwich 






Street, rescinding #802 to increase the length of an existing Bus Zone. 

D. ESTABLISH - NO LEFT TURN - 505 Parnassus Avenue, driveway exit. 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - 15th Street, south side, 
between Harrison Street and Treat Avenue. 

F. RESCIND - 10-MINUTE PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, EVERYDAY - 
1 5th Street, north side, from Harrison Street to 8 feet easterly. 

G. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 15th Street, north side, 
from Harrison Street to 7 feet easterly. 

H. ESTABLISH - 20-MINUTE TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, EVERYDAY - 15th Street, 
north side, from Alabama Street to 50 feet westerly. 

I. ESTABLISH - RIGHT OR LEFT TURNS ONLY - Baker Street, northbound, at Turk Street. 

J. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONES - San Bruno Avenue, west side, from 75 feet to 120 feet 
north of the Woolsey Street intersection, a 45-foot bus zone extension creating a 120-foot 
zone; San Bruno Avenue, east side, from 75 feet to 120 feet south of the Wayland Street 
intersection, a 45 -foot bus zone extension creating a 120-foot zone; Marina Boulevard, 
south side, from 20 feet to 140 feet west of Laguna Street; Division Street, south side, 
from Bryant Street, to 130 feet easterly and 19th Avenue, east side, from the intersection 
of Eucalyptus Drive to 100 feet southerly. 

K. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Marina Boulevard, south 
side, from Laguna Street to 20 feet westerly. 

L. RESCIND - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING -18th Street, north side, from the 
west property line of #3922 - 18th Street to 7 feet easterly. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

Item 10.2 (I) was removed from the consent calendar at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Ralph Lewin called the proposed modification a good first step. He noted that Turk Street was a 
speedway and this solution would not slow traffic. It would make it safer for cars but not for 
pedestrians. He requested that a traffic light be installed and wondered how the neighborhood 
should go about getting a guarantee for the light. 

John Flynn added that cars from Masonic, traveling eastbound are traveling at a high rate of 
speed due to the lack of stop signs or lights. This intersection is busy and difficult to see. He 
urged the Board to consider a traffic light for that intersection. 

^BeneVYeerT^ep uty Director, DPT stated that staff recogiiz ed t h e n e e d for a signal at the Turk and 
Baker location. This modification was an interim measure. Staff will recommend funding for a 
traffic signal during the next funding cycle, but because funding, design and construction work 
took time, it would take two to three years before a signal was finally installed. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that staff consider the Turk and Baker intersection as a priority and 
to move it forward as expeditiously as possible. Mr. Yee assured the Board that the department 
would do their best to push this location forward. 

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RESOLUTION 05-002 

On motion to approve Item 10.2(1): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - McCray 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $9,200,000 in federal Section 5307 capital 
assistance for the purchase and renovation of an Overhead Lines Maintenance Facility. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

This item was removed from the consent calendar at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that he did not know if the project to acquire and renovate the Burke Street 
Facility was listed in the Short Range Transit Plan. The plan to renovate the existing facility was 
listed in the SRTP. He wondered whether the move would proceed if the grant wasn't obtained 
or if there were other funds available. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the money for the Burke Street project had originally been 
earmarked for the renovation of 1401 Bryant and there were other funds available. 

RESOLUTION 05-003 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept, and expend $758,100 in Bicycle Transportation 
Account and Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Program funds to stripe and sign bike lanes stripe 
ladder cross-walks, and build ADA compliant curb-cuts. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (DPT) 



This item was removed from the consent calendar at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Roger Bazeley expressed his support for the item but questioned the allocation of funds amongst 
bike lanes, crosswalks and curb cuts. 



RESOLUTION 05-004 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - McCray 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $435,000 in Transportation Enhancement 
Activities funds for design and engineering work to provide pedestrian street lighting and corner 
sidewalk bulb-outs within the Geary / O'Farrell corridor, and $1,541,100 in TEA funds to 
rehabilitate historic streetcar, Car No. 1. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-005 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to recommend to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors the 
jurisdictional transfer of two parcels of land at Indiana and Cesar Chavez Streets, being portions 
of Assessor's Lot 1 in Block 4352 and of Lot 5 in Block 4382, from the Public Utilities 
Commission at their historical cost of $195,280. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (MUNI) 

This item was removed from the consent calendar at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel noted that the property had once been owned by Pacific Union Railroad and was 
now returning to a transportation-related use. 

RESOLUTION 05-006 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

-fl^7)-Appre^vir±g-an4nv-kati©n ^o-Bi^-Tor-^anitorial-service-s- fbr-4w^nty-on:ernet§r§d^>arkin-g 

facilities and five Department of Parking and Traffic operational facilities. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (DPT) 

This item was continued to the January 18 meeting at the request of staff. 

(10.8) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Director to advertise bid call 
for Contract No. MR-121 1, Presidio Trolley Coach Facility Overhead Reconstruction Project. 

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(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-007 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.1(C) and 10.7 continued and Items 10.2 
(I), 10.3, 10.4, 10.6 severed and considered separately): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

1 1 . Discussion of FY2005 and 2006 budget and possible policy options. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the fiscal situation had gotten worse. Staff had received better 
information on fuel prices, which were much higher than anticipated for the first six months of 
the fiscal year. The MTA is in a difficult financial situation that would require difficult choices. 
The MTA would not be able to address the deficit without making some difficult choices. At the 
January 18 meeting, staff will focus on parking revenues. They will also update the Board on the 
status of other revenue initiatives. Following consultation with the Mayor's Office and the City 
Attorney, staff had determined that the best approach for the MTA would be to try to continue to 
meet the March 1 st budget deadline but like every other year, it will contain a lot of assumptions. 

Mr. Burns also advised the Board that because of items that didn't go forward, such as the failure 
of two tax measures, and the failure to implement service reductions, the MTA will not be able to 
resolve the budget deficit without using some Breda Lease/Leaseback funds. In order to end the 
FY05 with a balanced budget, the MTA will have to use capital funds. 

Director Mezey requested a list of project that staff had planned to fund with the Breda 
Leaseback funds and to identify which projects would now be deferred. 

Alicia Fletcher and Julia Dawson presented the FY05 and FY06 budgets. Ms. Fletcher 
announced that the FY05 budget deficit might be as much as $18 million mostly due to higher 

— fuel -prices- -She^evi^w^d-strategies-tha^staff was- pursuing 4o-achieve-a balanced budget -She 

pointed out that for FY06, the MTA would be responsible for 2.5% of the employee's retirement 
contribution. Muni's projected deficit for FY06 was $52.3 million. DPT had a projected FY06 
deficit of .9 million. 

Chairman Vaughns again requested a qualitative analysis associated with the budget that 
identified proposed deficit resolutions. Exec. Director Burns replied that he expects the first full 
budget document will be presented at the February 1 meeting and will contain descriptions of the 

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proposed solutions. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Peter Lauterborn, SF Youth Commission, stated that he was representing youth who comprise a 
high number of riders. He commented that many youth don't have cars and were dependent on 
public transit. Because youth live on fixed incomes, a fare raise was a serious matter. He would 
like to work with the Board to make sure that a fare increase wouldn't result in decreased 
ridership. He urged to Board to expand the Class Pass to other schools. He stated that cuts to the 
Owl service would put people in serious risk of not getting home safely. 

Casey Mills observed that the budget proposals could be divided into two camps, taxing car 
owners or public transit riders. Taxing Muni riders would be a social injustice. By taxing car 
owners, the Agency could achieve social justice by putting the burden on people who are most 
able to pay for it. It would also result in cleaner streets and air. He urged the Board to choose 
social justice and environmental cleanliness. 

Herbert Weiner hoped that "MTA" didn't stand for More Trouble Ahead. Every step must be 
taken to avoid adverse impacts on riders. A fare increase will result in reduced riders and 
reduced revenue. If Muni cuts runs, it will result in more congestion. 

Meredith Walters, who works with a Tenderloin non-profit organization, suggested that the 
stakes were serious for low-income tenants who have no other transportation options. While she 
understands the deficit, she encouraged finding other ways to close it. She suggested putting the 
burden on those that could afford it by increasing parking and garage rates. 

Sarah Norr stated that the City, State and Federal governments all faced budget crises. Poor 
people have had to bear the brunt of the deficit. She asked the Board to try not to add to the 
burden that has fallen on poor people and to steer solutions towards people who could afford it. 

David Pilpel encouraged the Agency to implement the service reductions that had been 
previously proposed and approved. He was not in favor of eliminating service completely on any 
line, or reducing service below policy headway levels but noted that there was still significant 
savings that could be achieved. He urged management to pursue all approaches allowed under 
the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding, including using part-time personnel, and 
providing additional retirement incentives. He emphasized that the Board needed to give policy 
direction to staff because the longer that the MTA didn't act, the more severe the crisis would be. 

Stephen Gildersleeve, Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council, stated that HANC was opposed to 
the declaration of fiscal emergency and to service cuts. He added that there was greater 
opposition to fare increases than there was to service cuts. 

David Tornheim, Central City Progressives, stated that Central City Progressives had passed a 
motion disapproving the fiscal emergency, fare increases, and service reductions. They approved 
increasing the Transit Impact Development Fee (TIDF), and creating a Downtown Transit 

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Assessment District (DTAD). He advocated for notification of public meetings on buses. He 
called the issue of fare evasion a red herring because Muni should be free. It takes less time to 
board a bus when people don't have to pay. Muni should focus on long-term issues instead of 
raising fares or decreasing service. 

Norman Rolfe, SF Tomorrow, has reviewed the possible options and thinks that parking meter 
and garage rates should be raised immediately. The Agency should work with the Board of 
Supervisors to place measures on the ballot, pursue a vehicle license fee with the state, and 
implement a TIDF for all downtown properties. The Agency should hire a political consultant. 

Bill Murphy, Mission Agenda, stated that Muni was the only transit game in town. He thinks 
that the fiscal emergency didn't have to exist and that the Board should disapprove fare increases 
and service reductions. He suggested taxing car use, increasing the TIDF, and creating a DTAD. 
Any increase in fares or reduction in service will harm seniors, students, the poor and disabled. 

Stafford Parker remembers when fares were a nickel. He relies on public transit and lives on a 
tight income. He works to pay taxes. Raising fares would hurt poor people. 

James Collins, Mission Agenda, stated that an increase in fares would be disadvantageous to 
riders and a hardship on drivers. Muni drivers were screamed at when fares were raised last year. 
He thinks that downtown Fortune 500 companies should foot the bill. Rosa Parks helped end 
segregation across the country on public transportation. If Muni implemented a fare increase, we 
would be going backwards socially. It's time for downtown to pay their fare share. 

Richard Marquez, Mission Agenda, stated that Muni's proposed changes will cost poor people, 
who have already seen substantial cutbacks in housing. Muni is riding the rails of discrimination 
on the backs of poor riders. We're not the only transit agency facing a fare increase and budget 
deficit. Transit riders across country are working with unions to oppose fare cuts. Cleveland 
voted against a fare increase. It's time to tax downtown and create a DTAD. 

Roger Bazeley noted that Muni has been under the gun by various public groups. It doesn't do 
any good for people to want everything for free. Communism didn't work in Russia, socialism 
doesn't work and he is getting tired of people wanting things for free. This talk is not benefiting 
the Agency in putting together a good transit system. He stated that "banging on downtown" will 
only chase them out of town, which was not healthy. 

Tes Welborn stated that the Transit-First Policy is wonderful and should be expanded. She urged 
the-Agency-to-leolt-at other revenue- sources-mmer than incr^as-ing-far^s^-She mentioned Jhe^tate . 
ordinance that restricts vehicles over 5-6,000 pounds from driving on certain city streets. Staff 
should consider additional fees for people who ride both Muni and BART, increasing the 
residential parking permit for registering a second car. The City should stop letting people park 
for free on the street and should increase the fine for parking on sidewalks. The Agency needs to 
find away to charge business who's employees drive into the city. 



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Jeremy Nelson, Transportation for a Livable City, was adamantly opposed to fare increases and 
service cuts. As a multi-modal transportation agency, it's time to ask motorists to pay the full 
social and environmental cost. If every bus on the 14-mission line could save 5 minutes by 
having dedicated transit line, it could save $250,000. Muni fares are at an all time high 
historically but gas prices are not. We need to subsidize things we want to see more of, tax 
things we want to see less of and diversify an expanded revenue base. 

Howard Strassner expressed his amazement to find grossly subsidized parking in San Francisco. 
Increasing the meter rate will force people into garages. The Sierra Club's position is that the 
basic hourly charge at city-owned garages should be twice the price of a Muni ride. He stated 
that there were many spots that could be metered and that staff should expand hours of meter 
operation. The Agency's focus should be to have a parking policy that helps transit move. 

Dean Preston stated that he is opposed to the declaration of fiscal emergency, service cuts and 
fare increases. This is an opportunity to send a strong message on behalf of transit riders. He 
wondered if the MTA Board had the political courage to tap big revenue sources such as a TIDF 
and DTAD. He thinks that the question should be whether riders, who are doing the 
environmentally friendly thing, should be punished. The only revenue raising idea that made 
sense was to increase ridership. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. 

Director Din asked if the cost recovery for providing service to sporting events was fully 
recovered. He considers a fare increase a last resort measure. 

Director Mezey agreed with public comments about charging more for parking, including 
increasing the parking tax, meter and garage rates. He stated that the City was charging a 
minimal amount for the right for residents to park on the street. While he understands that staff 
can only charge the amount to recover the administrative costs related to residential permits, he 
thinks that $27 per year is too low. Staff has charged that amount for years and he finds it hard to 
believe that costs haven't increased. He doesn't want to discourage people from using public 
transit by reducing the number of buses available but the Agency was operating many runs on 
lines that are underutilized. Serious consideration should be given to adding service where it's 
crowded and reducing service where it's not being utilized. 

12. Declaring a fiscal emergency caused by the failure of agency revenues to adequately fund 
agency programs and facilities for 2005 pursuant to the California Public Resources Code section 
-24 9%Q. 3 2- and-Galirfemia- EnvrK)HB^«ta4r^ality Act Implementing ^Guidelincs^ anifmding-that - 
the reduction or elimination of the availability of existing transit service are statutorily exempt 
from CEQA review. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the MTA was in full compliance with the requirement to 
respond to public comments on the declaration of fiscal emergency within thirty days. He 
stressed that the declaration did not give any special authorization to the Board or to himself to 
implement service reductions or fare increases outside of the normal approval process. Its' 

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purpose was to allow transit agencies to negate environmental review, a process that takes 
approximately six to nine months to complete and would add to the deficit. He recognized that 
individuals and groups were opposed to the declaration and that staff was working cooperatively 
with those parties. He noted that a fare increase would not impact the FY05 budget deficit and, 
if approved, would be part of the FY06 budget. 

Alicia Fletcher reviewed the definition of and need for the declaration of fiscal emergency and 
responded to the comments received at the December 7 public hearing. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that it appears that staff had fully addressed comments made by the 
public and by labor with regard to the declaration of fiscal emergency. She recognized that the 
Agency was working with labor and the public to avoid declaring a fiscal emergency. She asked 
Mr. Burns if there was any downside to not taking action on the declaration of fiscal emergency 
at this time. Exec. Director Burns replied that there was no downside to continuing the item. 
Staff was looking at several initiatives that if enacted, may enable the Agency to avoid the 
declaration. He added that it was important to keep the item on the table as an option if the 
Agency wasn't able to realize other savings. Nobody wants service cuts or fare increases but the 
Agency must pay the bills. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bill Sisk, President, Local 250- A, stated that TWU was working with the Agency and doesn't see 
the need for the fiscal emergency at this time. He added that we shouldn't get mad at the players, 
but we should get mad at the game. 

Glenda Lavigne expressed opposed to the declaration of fiscal emergency because there are other 
ways. She noted that citywide actions will hit Muni as well. She commented that the Agency 
doesn't need a declaration of fiscal emergency to raise fares. It's needed only to cut service. The 
5-Fulton line is in her work area and all she Can do is tell people that another bus is coming when 
runs are missing or when packed buses pass passengers by. 

Herbert Weiner described service reductions as "a man about to be run over by a bus, saying 
"service at last" just before being hit". A declaration will sabotage or destroy the service without 
anything positive to show for it. He urged the Board not to act, as it will open Pandora's box. 

David Tomheim, Central City Progressives expressed opposition to the declaration. There was 
no public notification and 30-days hadn't elapsed since the December 7 meeting. He suggested 
that-undergoing eiwiranmentalr^wiew-w^uWr^llowpaop^ 

to nine month delay wasn't a bad thing. We shouldn't compare ourselves to other cities because 
San Francisco is more densely populated and relies more heavily on public transit. 

Stephen Gildersleeve stated that the Board had had six to nine months to do an environmental 
review since the item had last been before the board. It will be tough to pass a tax increase 
because of the required voter approval. 

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Roger Bazeley expressed the belief that the quality of service is what will chase people away 
from public transit. A smaller tweaking of fare rates won't drive people away. Bus Rapid 
Transit will increase ridership. He suggested that the State should get more involved by looking 
at more regional sharing of funds. He would like to see a cost analysis and forecast of price 
sensitivities due to ridership increases or decreases. 

David Pilpel stated that people who commented at the last meeting should be sent a copy of the 
Agency's response to their comments. He expressed that a declaration of fiscal emergency was 
premature at the time and should be continued until the budget was presented. 

Ishael Martin, Woods Division Operator, wanted to understand what a fiscal emergency was. As 
person who has worked for 14 years at Muni, he had a fear that we're being placed in an 
emergency. Various things had been asked of the employees and they have given what they 
could. A declaration of fiscal emergency puts at risk the operator's ability to maintain a good 
attitude. He stated that this declaration was not the way. 

Jeremy Nelson, Transportation for a Livable City, stated that if a fiscal crisis existed it was one 
of Muni's own making. He commended Muni for extending this year's budget process. He 
urged continuation of the item. A declaration could be avoided pending development of other 
revenue sources. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that because of existing collaboration between staff, labor and other 
stakeholders, she requested that the Board sustain her request to continue the item. The Board 
concurred. 

The item was continued at the request of Chairman Vaughns. 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

13. Revising the Schedule of Fees for use of Muni's vehicles and facilities for excursions and 
film shoots, and for the rental of the Cable Car barn and museum which shall take effect on 
January 15, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and fee schedule.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

- DavidTHIpeI-rioted-that4he-agenda-item didn't discu s s the us e-^4h^4og<>^Ie-expressed-CQncern- 
that direct costs over and above operating costs related to the charter or rental should be fully 
recovered. He noted that the staff report didn't address any the FTA's restrictions and doesn't 
think costs were fully investigated. 

Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney stated that while it would have been best if the resolution 
had included language regarding the logo, the Board could amend the resolved clause to include 
"use of the Muni logo". 

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The item was continued at the request of Chairman Vaughns. 
RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 7:08 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. 

Also present: Michael T. Bums, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Fred Stephens, General Manager 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Operations 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WimLEGAL-CQUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Karen Taylor, Superior Ct. #423048, filed on 8/1/03 for $665,000 
RESOLUTION 05-008 

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On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 7:21 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss Taylor vs. CCSF 
with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:22 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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c Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 
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The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

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materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
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should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

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prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

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Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
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4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client 

matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 
ADJOURN 



REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-January 4, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

(5.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(5.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

(6.1) Election of MTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to MTA Rules of Order 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Annual Paratransit Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Sharon Buchanan, Superior Ct. #417501 filed on 2/19/03 for $2,000 

B. Getu Tilahun, Superior Ct. #429834 filed on 3/23/04 for $3,000 

C. Hang Wong, Superior Ct. #03420847 filed on 5/28/03 for $3,000 

D. Edna & Fred Villanueva, Superior Ct. #02412082 filed on 8/30/02 for $3,500 

E. CSAA, Superior Ct. #429453 filed on 3/9/04 for $3,600 

F. Allstate (Y. Wong), Unlitigated Claim #0501 171 filed on $10/6/04 for $5,575.44 

G. Rose Dickson, Unlitigated Claim #0500887 filed on 6/21/04 for $5,600 
H. Xem Ngo, Unlitigated Claim #0500177 filed on 7/16/04 for $6,000 

I. Aida Parades, Superior Ct. #192163 filed on 9/21/01 for $6,000 (DPT) 

J. Firemans Fund/Ernest Thayer, Unlitigated Claim #0501263 filed on 1 0/1 5/04 for $7,629.91 

K. Pedro Henriquez, Unlitigated Claim 0501007, filed on 9/21/04 for $10,000 

L. Foued Chouadra, Unlitigated Claim #0501 190 filed on 10/7/04 for $10,1 17.86 

M. Elsa Vides, Superior Ct. #425 1 53 filed on 10/6/03 for $14,000 

N. Eileen McGovern, Superior Ct. #CGC04432096 filed on 6/9/04 for $16,000 

O. Erica Chang & Thomas Yeh, Superior Ct. #03424874 filed on 9/29/03 for $27,500 

P. Daniel Maginnis, Superior Ct. #421585 filed on 6/19/03 for $31,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "V"(2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Eastwood Drive, both sides, between 
Miramar Avenue and San Ramon Way. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA M Z"(2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 23rd Street, both sides, between 
Chattanooga and Church Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Laguna Honda Boulevard, 
west side, between the two driveways of 300 Laguna Honda Boulevard. 

D. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Florida Street, 
east side, from 15th Street to Treat Avenue. 

E. RESCIND - MULTIPLE LEFT TURN LANES - Turk St., west bound, at Gough St. 

F. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Evans Avenue, north side,, between 3rd and Phelps 
Streets and Cashmere Street, south side, from Whitney Young Circle to 75 feet westerly. 

G. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMP - Plymouth Avenue, between Monterey Boulevard and 
Montecito Avenue. 



H. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING 

ANYTIME - Putman Street, east side, between Crescent and Tompkins Avenues. 
I. ESTABLISH - BUSES AND TAXIS ONLY AFTER CANDLESTICK PARK EVENTS - 

Ingerson Avenue, westbound, between Hawes and 3rd Streets. 
J . ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK BULBOUT - Turk Street, south side, at Gough Street. 
K. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES Fulton Street, north side, west of 10th Avenue, from 78 

feet to 93 feet westerly and Fulton Street, south side, east of 10th Avenue from 78 feet to 

93 feet easterly. 
L. RESCIND - NO TURN ON RED - Shrader Street, southbound, at Fell Street. 
M. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 1067 Broadway, south 

side, from 2 feet to 5 feet west of driveway. 
N. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 

PARKING ANYTIME - Stevenson Street, south side, between 2nd and New 

Montgomery Streets. 
O. ESTABLISH - ONE HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY AND ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE 

ANGLE) PARKING - Alabama Street, west side, from 15th Street to 100 feet northerly. 
P. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Key Avenue, both sides and 

southern terminus, south of the property line of 946 Key Avenue. 
Q. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Prentiss Street, east side, from Chapman 

Street to 100 feet northerly. 
R. ESTABLISH - DIAGONAL (45-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Castro Street, east 

side, between 25th and Jersey Streets (6-month trial). 
S. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA NO. 1 (30-MINUTE PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 

AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING 

METER AREA NO. 1 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY) - Washington Street, both sides, from The Embarcadero to 

Davis Street. 
T. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA NO. 1 (30 MINUTE PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 

AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING 

METER AREA NO. 1 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY) Drumm Street, from Washington to Clay Streets. 
U. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA NO. 1, 30-MINUTE PARKING TIME LIMIT 

AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 1, 2-HOUR PARKING TIME 

LIMIT - Clay Street, from Drumm Street to Davis Street. 
V. EXTENSION - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - 1300 block of DeHaro 

Street, west side of median wall, from the projection of the northerly boundary line of 

#1351-13.55 DeHaro Street to 4 feet northerly (4-foot extension). 
W. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

9 AM - 8 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Shotwell Street, both sides, 

between 25th and 26th Streets. 
X. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Vermont 

Street, east side, between 23rd Street and 280 feet south of 24th Street. 
Y. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY, TAXI ZONE, ALL OTHER TIMES AND ESTABLISH - NO PARKING, 



TAXI ZONE - 4th Street, west side, from Minna Street to 150 feet southerly. 
Z. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Harriet Street, south side, 

from Brannan Street property line to 30 feet easterly. 
AA. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Fulton Street, westbound, between Baker and 

Webster Streets (new bike lane); Fulton Street, eastbound, from Baker to Webster Streets 

(to make an existing lane permanent); Fulton Street, both sides, between Octavia and 

Webster Streets (to make existing lane permanent); Oakdale Avenue, eastbound and 

westbound, between Bayshore Boulevard and Selby Street 
BB. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONES - Oakdale, north side, from Loomis Street to 100 feet 

easterly (100 foot zone replacing far side pole stop); Oakdale Avenue, south side, from 

Barneveld Avenue to 100 feet westerly (100-foot zone). 
CC. ESTABLISH - LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT - Oakdale Avenue, eastbound, 

approaching Selby Street. 
DD. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Oakdale Avenue, north side, 

from Selby Street to 175 feet easterly; Oakdale Avenue, south side, from Patterson Street 

to 100 feet east of Loomis Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 

resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Requesting the Board of Supervisors to concur with the Controller's certification dated 
November 19, 2004, that it is more economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to 
contract for facility security services than to provide the same services with City and County 
employees for fiscal year 2005-2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and certification.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request For Proposals to solicit proposals from 
qualified firms to manage and operate the Municipal Railway's Employee Assistance, Peer 
Assistance, and Trauma Response Programs for a contract amount not to exceed $675,000 and 
for a term of 3 years with a one-year extension option. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and RFP.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to issue a Notice of Invitation to Bid/RFP for a contract to manage 
the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Parking System to be awarded to the highest 
ranked proposer. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (PA) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to issue a Notice of Invitation to Bid/RFP for a contract to 
manage the Mission Bartlett Garage to be awarded to the highest ranked proposer. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (DPT) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to issue a Notice of Invitation to Bid for a contract to manage the 
Polk-Bush Garage to be awarded to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (PA) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to issue a Notice of Invitation to Bid for a contract to manage the 
1660 Mission Street Garage to be awarded to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (DPT) 



(1 0.9) Authorizing the Director to issue a Notice of Invitation to Bid for a contract to manage the 
Lombard Street Garage to be awarded to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (PA) 

(10.10) Approving an Invitation to Bid for janitorial services for twenty-one metered parking 
facilities and five Department of Parking and Traffic operational facilities. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (DPT) 

(Continued from the January 4 meeting.) 

(10.1 1) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract CS-141, As- 
Needed Specialized Services, to receive proposals, to select a Consultant to provide technical and 
professional services on an as-needed basis, and to negotiate a contract with the selected 
Consultant for a term of up to three years and an amount not to exceed $1,000,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.12) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $266,666 of Low Income Flexible 
Transportation Program capital assistance to maintain service levels on the #108 Line between 
San Francisco and Treasure Island. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.13) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 179 Woods Facility Re-Roofing, approving the final contract 
amount of $1,181,937, and approving the closeout of the contract with Pioneer Roofing 
Organization. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

11. Presentation of FY2006 MTA budget and revenue and expenditure options. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) 

12. Public hearing on proposed changes to parking rates in city-owned garages and proposed 
parking fees, fines and meter rates. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute the Termination Agreement for Contract No. MR-1 182R, 
Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project with McCarthy 
Building Companies; and accept assignments of McCarthy's existing agreements with Butler 
Enterprise Group, Railcar Quality Services, R.W. Dodson Management Consulting, Resun 
Leasing, Power Plus, National Construction Rental and Protection Services Industries subject to 
modification to assure compliance with City and FTA requirements. (Explanatory documents 



include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

14. Authorizing the Director to award Contract No. MR-1210, Muni Metro Subway Overhead 
Reconstruction, to Shimmick Construction Co., including the option to furnish additional spare 
parts, for a total contract amount of $8,020,500; and, authorizing the Director to execute an 
amendment to furnish section insulators in the amount of $77,000. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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.Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 

REGULAR MEETING 
Immediately following the Closed Session 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 1 Z005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRAN CISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKINO & TRAFFIC 



4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din - absent at roll call 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Rob Stone, Deputy City Attorney 
Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction 
Dennis Tsai, Senior Project Manager 
John Fong, Project Manager 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to~fnvoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Din-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 
ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 4:18 p.m. 



REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:29 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the January 4, 2005 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

(5.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss anticipated 
litigation with the City Attorney. No action was taken. 

(5.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

The Board Secretary announced that Item 14, awarding a contract for MR-1210, Muni Metro 
Subway Overhead Reconstruction, was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. The 
Board Secretary also announced that an overflow room had been established for the meeting. 



6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

(6. 1) Election of MTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to MTA Rules of Order 

On motion to elect Cleopatra Vaughns as Chairman and Mike Kasolas as Vice Chairman: 
unanimously approved. 

Chairman Vaughns requested a status report on the interim tow contract with AutoRetura. 
Exec. Director Burns stated that staff hopes to conclude negotiations and have the necessary 
approvals in place by the time the interim agreement is terminated. The interim agreement is 
currently set to expire in late March but staff is working to extend the interim contract to the 
end of April. This extension is necessary to allow for the approval process. 

Chairman Vaughns acknowledged Director Din for representing the Board at the Systemwide 
Operator of Month and stated that the Board's participation was important. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Annual Paratransit Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Burns stated that he was pleased to present this month's Special Recognition 
Award to Winona Kuhn, a DPT Parking Control Officer. Ms. Kuhn started with DPT in March 
2000 and has been on the Midnight Street Sweeping Enforcement Team for 2 years. Between 
January 2003 and March 2004, the team recovered 502 stolen vehicles, of which, Winona 
recovered 240. Performing this difficult task was not without some degree of risk as PCO's are 
not armed and stolen vehicles are often found in higher crime parts of the city. Ms. Kuhn is the 
first PCO to be acknowledged by the California Highway Patrol. Chairman Vaughns 
acknowledged and commended Ms. Kuhn on behalf of the Board of Directors. 

The Muni token inventory has been depleted due to patron stockpiling against the expectation of 
a fare increase. As has been done in the past, staff will replace the tokens with a coupon booklet 
as an interim solution. There will be an expiration date of June 30, 2005 clearly printed on each 
ticket to discourage vendors and patrons from stockpiling. 

There has been much talk about people not paying to get on the bus. In the Metro, Proof of 
Payment officers are in place to verify that patrons have paid, however, that system doesn't 
currently exist on buses. In an effort to enforce the no rear door loading policy, the MTA had 
instituted a pilot program using transitional work employees on the 14-Mission line. This project 
has been well received by the public and transit operators. The plan is to monitor and refine the 
program over the next 60 to 90 days before migrating to other lines. The MTA will report the 
progress of this program to the Board. 



Last week, approximately 150 senior managers from Muni and DPT attended a two-day, off-site 
"Advance". The main topics addressed were the Reorganization Plan and the concept of "One 
MTA". They also began work on a MTA Mission, Vision & Values statement. Presentations 
were made on the budget and the Third Street project as well as the accident reduction initiative 
and the upcoming CPUC audit. An "after action" report is being prepared and will be provided 
to the Board upon completion. 

The second Rolling Gallery exhibit, "Through the Eyes of the 22," has been installed on Muni 
vehicles. It consists of photography from inside and around the 22-Fillmore line. An exhibition of 
the work can be viewed in the basement floor gallery at City Hall through March 26th. Students 
donated all of the artwork 

Annette Williams, Manager, Accessible Services presented the Annual Paratransit Report. A 
recent survey showed a 91% satisfaction rating among riders. Ms. Williams reviewed the 2005 
work plan. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC, announced that the CAC was pleased to have a new secretary to 
assist them. The CAC is opposed to the proposal to allow alternative fuel vehicles to park for 
free and urged the Board to oppose the legislation. They are currently meeting with staff on the 
budget. The CAC is in favor of raising parking rates and suggests that the parking tax could be 
raised to address future deficits. The CAC is in favor of keeping the fast pass on BART. 

9. Public Comment 

Francisco Da Costa commented that staff needs to pay attention to the Housing Element and 
Transportation Element of San Francisco's Master Plan. If the experts paid attention to the city's 
population and to seniors and the disabled, a lot of the actions that will be carried out, wouldn't 
be. He felt that an independent CPA should review the MTA's figures. 

Bob Planthold stated that he has observed safety problems that top managers and the Board are 
insensitive or oblivious to. These safety problems are regular and frequent such as blind people 
being left on the platform and escalators that don't have the front leading edge painted with a 
contrasting color. He stated that the Board wasn't doing their job and is not believed because of 
what the public sees on the system. 

Ellen Murray, Muni Operator, stated that she was glad to see the tremendous turnout of the 
public over the fare hike. There is already a secret cutback in service that has not been 
announced because missing runs were being held in by the highest directive of management. 
Equipment was being held back as well. The public and operators have a common need to 
oppose fare hikes and hold management accountable. 



Andrew Sullivan stated that Rescue Muni was concerned about fare evasion and strongly 
encouraged the MTA to implement Proof of Payment with rear door boarding. Rescue Muni is 
also concerned about missed runs and unplanned service cuts. It is important to find alternative 
sources of revenue to close this budget gap and for future budgets. 

Howard Strassner noted that many years ago, Larry Martin stated that TWU-250 wasn't 
interested in working with management unlike what other unions were doing at the time. He 
noted that workers know where the little holes are and where small savings could be made to 
help balance the budget. He noted that all alternative revenue sources require a two-third's vote 
but there would always be people in opposition to those measures. 

Roger Bazeley talked about the Pedestrian Master Plan and Task Force. The Senior Action 
Network has concerns about the safety of pedestrians. He thinks that pedestrian safety issues 
have fallen by the wayside. 

Barry Taranto described an experience he had with a transit inspector who was parked in a 
cabstand at Haight and Masonic. She refused to move her vehicle and used "choice words" when 
he called the police. He reported the incident to the Passenger Service Report department. Muni 
vehicles should stay out of their taxi stands or they should give taxi cab drivers a chance to move 
their vehicle prior to being ticketed when cabs are parked in bus zones. He suggested that the 
MTA look at transfers rather than raising fares. 

David Pilpel wondered if it were proper to issue coupon books that had an expiration date. He 
added that he had recently noticed a smell of urine on rubber tire and rail vehicles. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Sharon Buchanan, Superior Ct. #417501 filed on 2/19/03 for $2,000 

B. Getu Tilahun, Superior Ct. #429834 filed on 3/23/04 for $3,000 



C. Hang Wong, Superior Ct. #03420847 filed on 5/28/03 for $3,000 

D. Edna & Fred Villanueva, Superior Ct. #02412082 filed on 8/30/02 for $3,500 

E. CSAA, Superior Ct. #429453 filed on 3/9/04 for $3,600 

F. Allstate (Y. Wong), Unlitigated Claim #0501 171 filed on $10/6/04 for $5,575.44 

G. Rose Dickson, Unlitigated Claim #0500887 filed on 6/21/04 for $5,600 
H. Xem Ngo, Unlitigated Claim #0500177 filed on 7/16/04 for $6,000 

I. Aida Parades, Superior Ct. #192163 filed on 9/21/01 for $6,000 (DPT) 

J. Firemans Fund/Ernest Thayer, Unlitigated Claim #0501263 filed on 10/15/04 for $7,629.91 

K. Pedro Henriquez, Unlitigated Claim 050 1 007, filed on 9/2 1/04 for $ 1 0,000 

L. Foued Chouadra, Unlitigated Claim #0501 190 filed on 10/7/04 for $10,1 17.86 

M. Elsa Vides, Superior Ct. #425153 filed on 10/6/03 for $14,000 

N. Eileen McGovern, Superior Ct. #CGC04432096 filed on 6/9/04 for $16,000 

0. Erica Chang & Thomas Yeh, Superior Ct. #03424874 filed on 9/29/03 for $27,500 
P. Daniel Maginnis, Superior Ct. #421585 filed on 6/19/03 for $31,000 

RESOLUTION 05-009 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA M V"(2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Eastwood Drive, both sides, between 
Miramar Avenue and San Ramon Way. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z"(2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 23rd Street, both sides, between 
Chattanooga and Church Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Laguna Honda Boulevard, 
west side, between the two driveways of 300 Laguna Honda Boulevard. 

D. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Florida Street, 
east side, from 15th Street to Treat Avenue. 

E. RESCIND - MULTIPLE LEFT TURN LANES - Turk St., west bound, at Gough St. 

F. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Evans Avenue, north side, between 3rd and Phelps 
Streets and Cashmere Street, south side, from Whitney Young Circle to 75 feet westerly. 

G. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMP - Plymouth Avenue, between Monterey Boulevard and 
Montecito Avenue. 

H. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING 
ANYTIME - Putman Street, east side, between Crescent and Tompkins Avenues. 

1. ESTABLISH - BUSES AND TAXIS ONLY AFTER CANDLESTICK PARK EVENTS - 

Ingerson Avenue, westbound, between Hawes and 3rd Streets. 
J. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK BULBOUT - Turk Street, south side, at Gough Street. 
K. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES Fulton Street, north side, west of 10th Avenue, from 78 

feet to 93 feet westerly and Fulton Street, south side, east of 10th Avenue from 78 feet to 

93 feet easterly. 
L. RESCIND - NO TURN ON RED - Shrader Street, southbound, at Fell Street. 
M. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 1067 Broadway, south 



side, from 2 feet to 5 feet west of driveway. 
N. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 

PARKING ANYTIME - Stevenson Street, south side, between 2nd and New 

Montgomery Streets. 
O. ESTABLISH - ONE HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY AND ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE 

ANGLE) PARKING - Alabama Street, west side, from 15th Street to 100 feet northerly. 
P. ESTABLISH - TOW- AW AY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Key Avenue, both sides and 

southern terminus, south of the property line of 946 Key Avenue. 
Q. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Prentiss Street, east side, from Chapman 

Street to 100 feet northerly. 
R. ESTABLISH - DIAGONAL (45-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Castro Street, east 

side, between 25th and Jersey Streets (6-month trial). 
S. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA NO. 1 (30-MINUTE PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 

AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING 

METER AREA NO. 1 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY) - Washington Street, both sides, from The Embarcadero to 

Davis Street. 
T. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA NO. 1 (30 MINUTE PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 

AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING 

METER AREA NO. 1 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY) Drumm Street, from Washington to Clay Streets. 
U. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA NO. 1, 30-MINUTE PARKING TIME LIMIT 

AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 1, 2-HOUR PARKING TIME 

LIMIT - Clay Street, from Drumm Street to Davis Street. 
V. EXTENSION - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - 1300 block of DeHaro 

Street, west side of median wall, from the projection of the northerly boundary line of 

#1351-1355 DeHaro Street to 4 feet northerly (4-foot extension). 
W. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

9 AM - 8 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Shotwell Street, both sides, 

between 25th and 26th Streets. 
X. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Vermont 

Street, east side, between 23rd Street and 280 feet south of 24th Street. 
Y. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY, TAXI ZONE, ALL OTHER TIMES AND ESTABLISH - NO PARKING, 

TAXI ZONE - 4th Street, west side, from Minna Street to 150 feet southerly. 
Z. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Harriet Street, south side, 

from Brannan Street property line to 30 feet easterly. 
AA. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Fulton Street, westbound, between Baker and 

Webster Streets (new bike lane); Fulton Street, eastbound, from Baker to Webster Streets 

(to make an existing lane permanent); Fulton Street, both sides, between Octavia and 

Webster Streets (to make existing lane permanent); Oakdale Avenue, eastbound and 

westbound, between Bayshore Boulevard and Selby Street 
BB. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONES - Oakdale, north side, from Loomis Street to 100 feet 



easterly (100 foot zone replacing far side pole stop); Oakdale Avenue, south side, from 

Barneveld Avenue to 100 feet westerly (100-foot zone). 
CC. ESTABLISH - LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT - Oakdale Avenue, eastbound, 

approaching Selby Street. 
DD. ESTABLISH - TOW- AW AY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Oakdale Avenue, north side, 

from Selby Street to 175 feet easterly; Oakdale Avenue, south side, from Patterson Street 

to 100 feet east of Loomis Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 

resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-010 

(10.3) Requesting the Board of Supervisors to concur with the Controller's certification dated 
November 19, 2004, that it is more economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to 
contract for facility security services than to provide the same services with City and County 
employees for fiscal year 2005-2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and certification.) (MUNI) 

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel asked if consideration had been given to having a combined Muni/DPT security 
contract. He suggested that the scope of services be scrutinized for the possibility of savings 
without compromising safety. 

RESOLUTION 05-011 

On motion to approve Item 10.3: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request For Proposals to solicit proposals from 
qualified firms to manage and operate the Municipal Railway's Employee Assistance, Peer 
Assistance, and Trauma Response Programs for a contract amount not to exceed $675,000 and 
for a term of 3 years with a one-year extension option. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and RFP.) (MUNI) 

The Board Secretary indicated that the date errors in the staff report had been corrected. 

RESOLUTION 05-012 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to issue a Notice of Invitation to Bid/RFP for a contract to manage 
the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Parking System to be awarded to the highest 
ranked proposer. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (PA) 

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This item was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 
RESOLUTION 05-013 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to issue a Notice of Invitation to Bid/RFP for a contract to 
manage the Mission Bartlett Garage to be awarded to the highest ranked proposer. (Explanatory » 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (DPT) 

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

RESOLUTION 05-014 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to issue a Notice of Invitation to Bid for a contract to manage the 
Polk-Bush Garage to be awarded to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (PA) 

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

RESOLUTION 05-015 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to issue a Notice of Invitation to Bid for a contract to manage the 
1660 Mission Street Garage to be awarded to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (DPT) 

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

RESOLUTION 05-016 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director to issue a Notice of Invitation to Bid for a contract to manage the 
Lombard Street Garage to be awarded to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (PA) 

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Mark Gleason, Teamsters, Local 655, addressed Items 10.5-10.9 by stating that his union 
represents workers at most of the garages. He expressed the Teamsters commitment to continue 
to work with staff to make improvements at all garages. With respect to Items 10.7, 10.8 and 
10.9, he commented that the Teamsters were interested in enhanced qualifications for operators 
and specifically requested that the successful operator would be required to currently be 
managing a facility with double the amount of space. 



Director McCray asked if staff concurred with Mr. Gleason's comment and if there would be 
technical assistance available for smaller vendors to be able to participate. He expressed concern 
that this requirement would impact smaller operators and would limit participation. 

Exec. Director Burns noted that these contracts had expired and staff was under pressure to get 
the RFP's moving. He requested approval to issue to RFP's and promised to meet with the 
Teamsters to see if staff could address their concerns. 

Director Din requested that the net parking income incentive tables be reviewed prior to the 
release of the RFP ' s. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that those tables would be reviewed. He will report back to the 
Board on both Mr. Gleason and Director Din's comments. 

RESOLUTION 05-017 

On motion to approve Items 10.5 to 10.9: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.10) Approving an Invitation to Bid for janitorial services for twenty-one metered parking 
facilities and five Department of Parking and Traffic operational facilities. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (DPT) 

PUBLIC COMMENT 

David Pilpel inquired if the Prop J calendar item associated with the RFP had been presented to 
the Board. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the current Prop. J certification was still in effect. The next FY 
certification would be based on the contract awarded as the result of the issuance of this RFP. 

RESOLUTION 05-018 

On motion to approve Item 10.10: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.1 1) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract CS-141, As- 
Needed Specialized Services, to receive proposals, to select a Consultant to provide technical and 
professional services on an as-needed basis, and to negotiate a contract with the selected 
Consultant for a term of up to three years and an amount not to exceed $1,000,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 



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PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel expressed concern that the scope of services was vague. He noted that in the past, it 
had been more expensive to use consultants and suggested that the scope be narrowed to limit it 
to skills not available within other city departments. 

RESOLUTION 05-019 

On motion to approve Item 10.1 1: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.12) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $266,666 of Low Income Flexible 
Transportation Program capital assistance to maintain service levels on the #108 Line between 
San Francisco and Treasure Island. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-020 

(1 0. 13) Accepting Contract No. MR- 1 179 Woods Facility Re-Roofing, approving the final contract 
amount of $1,181,937, and approving the closeout of the contract with Pioneer Roofing 
Organization. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-021 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.3, 10.5-10.11 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

11. Presentation of FY2006 MTA budget and revenue and expenditure options. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) 

12. Public hearing on proposed changes to parking rates in city-owned garages and proposed 
parking fees, fines and meter rates. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) 

At the direction of Chairman Vaughns, the Board Secretary called Items 1 1 and 12 together. 

Director Kasolas asked to be excused from the meeting. 



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Exec. Director Burns stated that the MTA was required to have a balanced budget by March 1 . 
Through the use of one-time resources, staff had been able to delay the difficult financial reality 
that the MTA currently faces, however the agency had depleted all reserves in dealing with the 
FY04 and FY05 deficit. Due to salary, health care and retirement costs increases, the failure of 
tax measures, as well as a significant increase in the cost of fuel, the deficit stands at $57.3 
million. Over the past two years the agency eliminated over 200 positions and saved $80 million 
in expenditure reductions. Mr. Burns hopes for better news from the Controller when the mid- 
year report is released. 

Mr. Burns noted that there has been a lot of talk about making sure that people who own cars 
participate in resolving this crisis. He fully supports that but doesn't want to lose sight of the fact 
that $150 million of the MTA's budget comes through vehicle use. Cars are the single largest 
contributor to the budget. He reminded the Board that no single action will solve the problem 
and it will take some combination of actions to resolve it. Staff continues to look at longer term 
solutions, including a parking, vehicle or gas tax for 2006. Mr. Burns stated that quite a while 
ago, he requested an independent audit from the Controller. For the February 1 5 meeting, staff 
will bring a recommendation that may not address the entire deficit. Ultimately, staff is looking 
for a vote on the budget on February 28 th to meet the March 1 deadline. Staff would like some 
direction from the Board regarding possible solutions. 

Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director, presented the FY06 budget. 

Chairman Vaughns thanked Mr. Sunshine for having been aggressive with solutions for the 
budget deficit and noted that people would be impacted. Chairman Vaughns expressed her 
confidence that, through a cooperative effort by the public, staff, the MTA Board and labor, a 
strategy for resolving this difficult situation would be found. 

Chairman Vaughns opened public comment by stating that the Board valued the input by the 
public. Due to the large number of people who wished to speak, Chairman Vaughns requested 
that speakers stayed on point and limited their comments to two minutes to allow everyone an 
opportunity to be heard. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold, Chairman, Senior Action Network, stated that the Senior Action Network was 
opposed to a fare increase. He noted that eliminating transfers was tried in the 90 's, however 
ridership declined. He suggested that management was negligent and should use the authority 
given by Prop. E to put measures on the ballot. 

Yue Hua Yu expressed concern about the proposed cuts because poor families can't make ends 
meet. She opposes service cuts. 

John Fitch can't afford to pay an increase. He rides a long way to go to school. 



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Nancy Zcpeda thinks that everyone should be heard. People who don't speak English still pay 
taxes. 

Herbert Weiner noted that revenues and ridership had declined and Prop. E standards hadn't been 
met He wondered if raising fares and cutting service wasn't a violation of Prop. E. Incompetent 
managers should be sacked. Service is terrible. It took him an hour to get home a while back 
when it should have taken 25 minutes. 

Peter Lauterborn, SF Youth Commission, stated that youth under 16 who can't drive will be 
impacted by a fare increase. Students in college are finding it harder to cover their costs, let 
alone a fare increase. 

Ernestine Weiss stated that it was unfair to raise fares without an improvement in service. 
Residential Parking Permits should have been increased a long time ago. She suggested 
instituting an off-peak reduction in fares for seniors. 

Casey Mills, Coalition for Transit Justice, expressed concern for low-income people. He 
suggested that public transportation was a basic need and right. As matter of social and 
environmental justice, the MTA should seek recourse from those who are best able to pay. San 
Francisco should encourage the use of public transit. He expressed opposition to fare increases 
and service cuts. MTA should adopt a combination of fee and rate raising measures including 
garage rates, parking tax, and expanded enforcement. 

Norman Rolfe suggested that parking meter rates be increased. He urged elimination of the Off- 
Street Parking fund. All parking meter revenue should go to Muni. San Francisco should 
implement a vehicle license fee and should raise rates at city-owned garages to just below market 
rates. The MTA will lose ridership if they charge for transfers. 

Rodney Talmadge stated that the City should go after fare evaders. Fares should have stayed at 
.75 cents and should never have been raised to $1.00. The MTA should call on TWU operators 
to enforce the fare policy and make cheaters pay. The City may have to shut down to get workers 
to save money. 

Bao Yan Chen, Community Tenant Association, stated that they are deeply concerned about a 
fare increase. It will hurt poor people who rely on Muni for their daily lives. They already have 
difficulty paying high rents and many families face unemployment. Don't impose another fare 
increase but consider alternative ways to maintain bus service. They have collected 200 
signatures in opposition to the fare increase. 

Bruce Allison suggested adding more parking meters in District 2 and 7 to raise funds. 

Jose Alfaro, SF Day Labor Program, stated that if the fares go up, he would have less time and 
means to be able to go to work and take his children to school. Inspectors are necessary to make 
sure everyone pays. Don't raise fares. 

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Jose Echeverria, SF Day Labor Program, asked the Board to reconsider their actions against the 
community. A fee increase would be devastating. The community shouldn't have to pay for the 
MTA's errors. 

Larry Davis commented that more money for less service wasn't good. He added that Muni's 
buses are washed by G.A. recipients. 

Dan Krause, Rescue Muni, stated that it was critical that revenues be increased to the maximum 
level possible. The Board needs to strongly advocate for parking revenue increases and support a 
gas tax. Sacramento should be lobbied to reinstate a vehicle license fee. 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, expressed concern about fare increases and service reductions 
and was pleased to see increases to parking fees and fines. He suggested raising fines by $10 
rather than $5, and increasing meter rates by $1.00 rather than $.50. There should be a fee for 
overweight vehicles and staff should consider putting a parking tax on ballot that will increase 
the tax by $10. Rescue Muni opposes the proposal to charge for or eliminate transfers, charging 
extra for express service or doing away with the ability to use the fast pass on BART. 

Louis Frias noted that poor people live on a tight budget and can't afford a fare increase. 

James Collins commented that any fare increase or service reduction will rob transit riders. He 
thinks that "downtown" should pay for it. A rider strike will be implemented if necessary. 

Ellis McDonald stated that the MTA would get nothing if fares were raised. Bus drivers don't 
check transfers and many board through the back door for free. An increasing number of people 
are pissed off by being gouged. A Downtown Transit Assessment District would not put an 
unfair burden on riders. 

Richard Marquez stated that he wasn't convinced that a fare increase wasn't in conflict with 
Transit First Policy. He thought that it was time to consult a civil rights attorney to see if rider 
rights were being violated. He agreed with the Chronicle, which asked the Board to spread the 
pain. Downtown should pay what they owe and need to be taxed. 

Tom Wetzel spoke in opposition to fare increases and service reductions. A hike is an unjust 
progressive tax and a 50% fare hike in two years is absurd. The City Charter mandates 
management to pursue other revenues before seeking a fare hike. He supports all parking, and 
motor vehicle fee hikes. He suggested that the MTA pursue a gross receipts tax on office rentals. 

Susan Vaughan, SF Green Party, opposed raising revenues and cutting service. She supports 
increased meter rates downtown and along commercial corridors, expanding the hours of meter 
operation. She suggested that the Residential Parking Permit should be expanded and should 
include the cost of fast passes. The MTA should advocate for a vehicle registration surcharge. 



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Bill Murphy commented that any increase in fares and decrease in service would create a 
hardship for him and others, including seniors, students, disabled, and the homeless. He thinks 
that the MTA should tax car use rather than transit use. He supports increases in the TEDF, fees 
for parking downtown, and fines for vehicles. Make big corporations pay their fare share. 

Aracely Lara thanked the Board for listening to the community. She hopes the Board will not 
allow fare increases because they hurt poor people. 

Guillermina Castellanos has lived in the Mission for 10 years and depends on public 
transportation for her health and for her job. The poorest and hardest workers can't afford a fare 
increase. She thinks that the increase would be very bad for the poor people. 

Gary Hock stated that Muni was riding on the "corporate greed express" and was taking the 
public for a ride. He pointed out that bus fares were increased in Sept. 2003 and since then, there 
had been no improvement in Muni's fleet, specifically on the 6, 14 and 49 lines. 
Aurora Grajeda is an SRO resident who commented that Muni should make the fare more 
affordable and the service more efficient. The 14-Mission bus is always fully loaded and riders 
get on the back. Muni should move people in the fastest way at the lowest possible price. 

Meredith Walters noted that people were upset with the proposal and were organizing against an 
"unfair fare increase". Supervisors Mirkarimi, Daly and Ammiano are opposed to the increase, 
as are many other neighborhood and community organizations. Most riders are seniors or low- 
income people and shouldn't have to bear this burden. Don't raise the fares. 

Emma Gerould stated that she is opposed to a fare increase. It should be clear by the number of 
people who came to the hearing that people can't afford another fare hike. The MTA should tax 
the rich and the corporations. A solution can be found, such as increasing garage and parking 
fees and fines. 

Marc Saloman stated that Prop E requires the Mayor, Board of Supervisors and the MTA to 
diligently seek to develop new sources of funding. The MTA has enabling legislation and other 
tools that the MTA could have been using for the past five years to prevent this from happening. 
He urged the MTA to avail itself of the opportunity of what Prop E allows. 

Tom Radulovich, Transportation for a Livable City, stated that TLC was disappointed that a 
disproportionate share of the budget had been balanced by Muni riders last year. The MTA has 
the ability to put things directly before the voters. He noted that while the two tax measures 
failed in San Francisco, five neighborhood counties passed sales tax measures. Subsidizing 
parking and driving will result in clogged streets and increased harm to the environment. 

Prince Bush stated that he was sick of listening to people talk because those speakers didn't catch 
the bus. If buses were run like cable cars, there wouldn't be a problem because you pay to ride a 
cable car. People who board the back of the bus don't pay the fare. 



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Susan King stated that she rides from the Haight Street to Visitation Valley every day and is 
struck by the lack of transportation services in the South East section of the city. People suffer 
from immense poverty. Raising fares and cutting already inadequate service will put further 
strain on those families at greatest risk. She urged the Board to investigate all other options 
before balancing the budget on the backs of the poor. She also suggested that when assessing 
fees on automobile drivers, poor car drivers shouldn't pay more than what they can afford. 

Diana Valentine suggested that while a .25-. 50 cent raise might mean nothing to the Board, to 
people who just saw their GA bill slashed, it meant something. This budget is about trade-offs 
and is about being fiscally sound. It is not efficient to take the most from those who can least 
afford it. Drivers do a hard job and should be appreciated. 

Shirley Bierly stated that people who live on social security, students or the disabled couldn't 
afford a fare increase. She doesn't think that eliminating transfers is the best way to go. The 
MTA shouldn't raise fares but should get the money another way. 

Allison Lum stated that access to transportation is about race and class and is about 
transportation priorities. Pitting operators against riders doesn't fly. This proposal affects 
people of color and people who can't afford to pay an additional .25 cents. 

David Pilpel stated that Muni should cut service in targeted areas where there is more service 
than there is ridership. He stated that additional PCO's should be hired because there's not 
enough enforcement and they could cover their own salaries. He is opposed to eliminating 
transfers. Delaying materials & supplies is a risky proposition and isn't a good idea. 

David Tornheim stated that the Public needed to be involved. Central City Progressives 
recommendations were consistent with the Coalition's thoughts. The MTA should be honest 
with the people and tell them what's going on. The MTA should go after downtown, and tax 
overweight vehicles. The rule of thumb is to tax the behavior you don't want and subsidize the 
behavior that you do want. 

Joe Shipman stated that his neighbor thinks that a fare hike would mean spending more money 
on public transportation than if she bought and used a car. Old folks, people on a stuck salary, 
and downtrodden people can't afford a fare increase. He would like to see a full-blown rider 
strike. 

Jessica Copy, SF Youth Commission, stated that she wanted to speak on behalf of the youth in 
her neighborhood who can't afford a fare hike. She doesn't use Muni often because $50 for a 
fast pass is a lot of money. If you raise fares, students will have a harder time buying school 
supplies. Keep the youth in mind. 

Fran Taylor suggested that drivers should protest any fare increases. Muni riders allow car 
drivers to drive on the streets. If you want to clog the streets, then raise fares. What an increase 
would convey is that driving a car is more important than riding public transit. 

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Sandra Boldridge noted that her salary goes for her basic needs. Consideration should be given 
to people who are disabled and can't afford a fare increase. It would hurt Muni if people didn't 
buy a fast pass and paid their fare in pennies, 

Rosalind Orcutt stated that she lives in an SRO hotel and rides the 49 and 27 lines. She is paying 
too much for public transportation as it is and hopes the MTA doesn't raise fares. 

Jacqueline Besser, President, SF Parking Association, expressed her thoughts about the proposal 
to increase the parking tax by 10%. Precedents have already been set in other cities that show 
that increasing the parking tax doesn't work and is a mistake. Additional taxes may cause 
regional residents to use other restaurants and shopping areas. Most people who use garages are 
residents who use their cars because public transportation isn't fast and efficient. 

Kitzia Estera is a high school student who rides Muni every day. Her mother can't afford a car. 
The decision to increase fares is racist and classist because most riders can't afford a car and are 
workers. 

Tom McDonald wondered about the efficiency of the Muni workforce and management and 
thinks that increasing fares is inconsistent with the Transit First Policy. 

Jose Duarte stated that he knows families who don't send their children to school because they 
can't afford the bus fare. Raising fares isn't the best thing to do at this time. He urged the MTA 
to make a conscious decision to find the funds somewhere else. 

Francis DeGuerra talked about six-member families who live in a 10 x 10-foot room. It's 
difficult for them to live and buy food. These people were relying on the Board to consider them. 
They don't have any money to buy food and are already suffering. 

Charles Pitts wondered why riders were the ones to pay when there were financial problems. It's 
inappropriate to cut service and raise fares. The Agency should get better ideas. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. 

Director Din requested a presentation on other options if a fare increase wasn't enacted. Deputy 
Exec. Director Sunshine stated that if the Board didn't wish to pursue a fare increase, they would 
have to approve deeper service cuts. Staff will present those options to the Board at the next 
meeting. Exec. Director Burns added that if the Board eliminated one of the options, the other 
options would have to be increased. If the Board took fares out of the mix, the Board would have 
to consider deeper service cuts and higher fees and fines. He noted that there is a direct 
relationship between raising those fees and the people using them. Burns added that while staff 
was pursuing longer-term measures it's not good policy to count on something passing at the 
ballot to solve the budget deficit. 



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Chairman Vaughns noted that 70% of the budget was used to pay salaries and fringe benefits. 
Chairman Vaughns noted that, should there be service cuts, some people might have to walk a 
little further. The MTA budget is in serious trouble and the Board needs to deal seriously with it. 

Director Mezey stated that the problem that the MTA was facing this year and next is severe and 
it looks like it's going to get worse. The MTA faced a structural problem with rising health care 
costs, and increasing contributions to the retirement plan. Some of Mr. Sunshine's proposals 
won't solve the FY05/06 problem but the MTA had a duty to look to those measures as a means 
to solve future deficits. He suggested that the MTA increase environmental, gas and parking 
taxes and registration fees. Director Mezey stated that while he was personally moved by the 
appeals made by the speakers, the Board's obligation was to balance the budget and to do that; a 
fare increase will be required. He is in favor of a .25 increase but would like to see seniors, 
discount and youth fares exempted. Transfers could eliminated but it would be a mistake to 
charge for transfers, because it would cut into the fabric of the fare system. Fast pass use on 
BART falls into the same category as transfers. 

Chairman Vaughns requested an analysis on the depth of the service cuts that would be fair 
"across all neighborhoods". 

Director McCray asked staff to provide further explanation for how service was increased by 
7.1% when there was a 4.1% decline in ridership. He also requested an analysis of what actions 
could or couldn't be done under Prop. E., what those actions would cost as well as any other 
issues associated with those actions. 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute the Termination Agreement for Contract No. MR-1 182R, 
Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project with McCarthy 
Building Companies; and accept assignments of McCarthy's existing agreements with Butler 
Enterprise Group, Railcar Quality Services, R.W. Dodson Management Consulting, Resun 
Leasing, Power Plus, National Construction Rental and Protection Services Industries subject to 
modification to assure compliance with City and FTA requirements. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

At the direction of Chairman Vaughns, the Board Secretary called item 13 before items 1 1 and 
12. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel inquired about the final costs incurred by the contract and requested an update on 
the project schedule. 

MTB stated that it was difficult to quantify the impact to the schedule. There would be some 
impact but this was a necessary action. 

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RESOLUTION 05-022 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

14. Authorizing the Director to award Contract No. MR-1210, Muni Metro Subway Overhead 
Reconstruction, to Shimmick Construction Co., including the option to furnish additional spare 
parts, for a total contract amount of $8,020,500; and, authorizing the Director to execute an 
amendment to furnish section insulators in the amount of $77,000. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

Item 14 was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

5 NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
FEB 1 1 2005 






SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Bond Yee 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 

Ronald Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-February 1, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Muni Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-DPT Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. John Fitch, Superior Ct. #432131 filed on 6/10/04 for $600 

B. State Farm, Superior Ct. #CGC04429752 filed on 3/19/04 for $1,620 

C. Sokunn Joe Shung, Unlitigated Claim #0303785 filed on 5/5/03 for $5,500 

D. Contractor's Scaffold Supply, Unlitigated Claim #0501367 filed on 10/25/04 for $5,590.04 

E. Dreams Duvernay & Johnny Rudolph, Superior Ct. #427308, filed on 12/15/03 for $8,000 

F. Aliza Gagliolo, Superior Ct. #325164 filed on 10/5/01 for $18,750 

G. Robert Dukes, Superior Ct. #420755 filed on 6/24/04 for $32,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, 3 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Fremont Street, east side, from 219 feet to 349 feet north of Howard Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Somerset Street, west side, from Campbell 
Avenue to 1 00-feet southerly 

C. RESCIND - TAXI ZONE - Castro Street, west side, from approximately 1 10 feet to 133 
feet south of Market Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - TAXI ZONE - Castro Street; east side, from 72 to 1 12 feet south of 1 8th 
Street between 6 PM and 6 AM everyday (at parking meters #505G and 507G). 

E. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME, 4 PM to 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - Turk St., north side, between Van Ness Ave. and Franklin St. 

F. EXTENSION - MUNI BUS ZONES - Harrison Street, east of 7th Street 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Missouri Street, west side, 
from 80 feet to 130 feet north of 23rd Street 

H. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Lake St., both sides, between Arguello Blvd and 3 rd Ave. 
I. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE - Geary Street, north side, from Jones Street to 100 feet westerly. 
J. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE - Geary Street, north side, from Hyde Street to 100 feet westerly. 
K. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE - O'Farrell St, south side, from Leavenworth St to 100 feet easterly 
L. REVOKE - BUS ZONE - O'Farrell St, south side, from Polk St to 99 feet easterly 
M. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE - O'Farrell St, south side, from Larkin St to 120 feet westerly. 
N. REVOKE - BUS ZONE - O'Farrell St. south side, from 96 feet to 225 feet west of Mason St. 
O. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME —O'Farrell St, south side, from 58 

feet west of Van Ness Ave to 100 feet westerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 

and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Approving the Initial Project Report and authorizing the Agency to seek approval from the 
Board of Supervisors to accept and expend $4,290,000 of Regional Measure 2 funds for the 
MUM Waterfront Historic Streetcar Expansion. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and project report.) (MUNI) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

11. Discussion of various proposals for the FY06 MTA Budget and possible action to direct staff 
to include certain proposals in the FY06 MTA budget. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report.) 

12. Public hearing on proposed changes to parking rates in city-owned garages and proposed 
parking fees, fines and meter rates. (Explanatory documents include a staff report from the 
February 1, 2005 meeting.) 

(A public hearing was held on February 1, 2005 and continued to the February 15 meeting.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

13. Authorizing the Director to award Contract No. MR-1210, Muni Metro Subway Overhead 
Reconstruction, to Shimmick Construction Co., including the option to furnish additional spare 
parts, for a total contract amount of $8,020,500; and authorizing the Director to execute an 
amendment to furnish section insulators in the amount of $77,000. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 4 to Contract CS No. 1 14 Consulting 
Engineering and Support Services for the Trolley Coach Replacement Program with Booz Allen 
Hamilton, to increase the contract amount by $1,195,741, for a total amount not to exceed 
$8,831,125, for continuation of engineering and warranty support services, with no further 
extension to the Contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment 
and financial plan.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



^MINUTES 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 2 5 2005 

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4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - absent at roll call 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Peter Mezey with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a Cell phone, pager, Or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the February 1, 2005 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Mezey-absent). 

5. Communications 

The Board Secretary announced that Item 10.2 C & D had been removed from the agenda at 
the request of staff. She also announced that the overflow room for the meeting was Room 

408. • - "■■■' '■■■ ' : 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. • A ; : '' ■ - ; - : ''-" 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Muni Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-DPT Quarterly Service Standards Report • 



-Ongoing Activities 

Director McCray arrived at the meeting. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that in 2004, the Board approved a one-year Emergency Interim 
Agreement for Towing, Storage and Disposal services with AutoRetum. In the period following 
the execution of the Emergency Interim Agreement, DPT staff focused on assisting the transition 
of this major towing operation to AutoRetum as the new towing services contractor. Following 
the transition, DPT developed a scope of work for the long-term agreement and contract 
negotiations resumed with AutoRetum in late 2004. Negotiations are not expected to be 
complete before the Emergency Interim Agreement's expiration date of March 21, 2005. The 
MTA has executed an Emergency Interim Agreement for 30 days to extend the original 
expiration date to April 22, 2005. Staff will present a calendar item to the Board requesting that 
the Board of Supervisors grant authorization to execute an extension of the Emergency Interim 
Agreement through July 30, 2005, or until the long-term contract is executed, whichever occurs 
first, in order to ensure continuity of towing service while DPT completes negotiations and 
secures all required approvals. 

Exec. Director Burns called attention to Consent Calendar Items 10.2 I - O as they related to the 
Inner Geary Project. The project required three levels of review. The MTA Board approved the 
project on September 7, 2004. The Board of Supervisors approved all of parking and traffic 
changes. The Transportation Authority approved the project funding on the condition that the 
MTA eliminated only three bus stops instead of five. The compromise plan eliminates one bus 
stop on Geary, at Mason, and two stops on O'Farrell at Mason and at Polk. The plan will be 
implemented with the current re-paving project that is scheduled to begin in March. 

Fred Stephens, Muni General Manager, presented the '2 nd quarter Service Standard Report. On- 
time performance for the second quarter was 72.8%. On-time performance had improved and the 
number of accidents had decreased from the first quarter report. Reduced staffing levels and 
budget cuts were having an impact on the achievement of other performance measures. 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, Department of Parking & Traffic presented the 2 nd quarter Service 
Standards Report. Despite a general shortage in personnel, DPT met or exceeded most of the 
goals. 

Chairman Vaughns expressed her appreciation for both Service Standard Reports on behalf of the 
Board. 

Director Din requested that for the next report, staff report on wait times during peak and off- 
peak hours. He still receives feedback that people are waiting 30 minutes or longer. Bond Yee 
stated that he would provide the information and added that staff was looking at staggering the 
due dates of certain permit areas to help mitigate wait times. 



8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, Citizen's Advisory Council presented the CAC recommendations as 
outlined in their February 14 letter. Both the Finance Committee and the full Citizen's Advisory 
Council had met to consider the budget and they would be presenting additional recommendations. 

Chairman Vaughns thanked Mr. Murphy for presenting the CAC's recommendations and stated that 
the Board appreciated the CAC's valuable input. 

9. Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that he had prepared a service plan, which he had provided to staff. He 
expressed concern regarding the impact to the budget if additional staff were moved to 1 South 
Van Ness. He commented that the Subway Overhead Reconstruction contact would eliminate 
pole operation in Twin Peaks tunnel, which would constrain the operational flexibility. 

Ellen Murray stated that the Board was at a disadvantage with respect to the Service Standard 
report because the people who were presenting the Service Standard report were part of the 
problem. They fail to go after revenues that will solve the budget constraints. When 
management puts out a one-car train rather than a two-car train as scheduled, it amounts to a 50% 
reduction in service for that run. This information may not be included in the report. ETI 
vehicles have had tremendous problems with compression and warranty but the contract warranty 
was sold for $15 million. Serving downtown interests rather than serving the needs of the 
community is running this system. Management has failed to demand a user-fee from 
downtown. 

Francisco Da Costa noted that to address quality of life needs, the Agency needed to be 
knowledgeable about documents such as the Master Plan. He stated that constituents would be 
addressing the Board from the heart and hopes the Board listens to them, as they were 
compassionate and smart people who may come up with solutions. Muni is responsible for a lot 
of the pollution in San Francisco and needs to address it. He asked the MTA to address the 
conduits at Islais Creek and asked why no mitigation measures were put in place for businesses 
on Third St. 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, stated that the Agency should study the feasibility of a 
congestion-charging zone. In London, bus delays were reduced by 30-40%, which, if 
implemented in San Francisco, could help improve service standards and reduce costs. The 
MTA has the ability to put new taxes and fees on the ballot. 

Barry Taranto noted that the report didn't include any evaluation of enforcement trends. He 
stated that it didn't matter if fees and fares were raised if there was no enforcement. The Agency 
shouldn't raise bus fares but should raise enforcement and get double-parkers out of the way 
during peak hours. Dispatchers should be customer service oriented. There should be huge fees 
for people who take away traffic lanes and park in cabstands. 






Herbert Weiner stated that there needed to be a declaration of management emergency. There 
should be financial penalties for Muni mismanagement. The Board was supposed to advocate 
for riders and not bosses. If something goes wrong with service cuts, things will get worse and 
the people who vote for this should resign because they are culpable. The crisis is managerial 
and not financial. 

Jean Ellis Jones, Potrero Division stated that she was perturbed by the false Service Standards 
report. Equipment isn't being utilized nor serviced. Service is long overdue. Missed runs are 
due to a lack of equipment. Safety is the number one priority. Potrero Division 9163's are 
doing the best they can. 

Bill Sisk, President, TWU-250-A thanked Mr. Sunshine for trying to work with 250-A on 
schedules and runs. He stated that, as President of 250-A, he would resign before allowing runs 
to be cut. He added that TWU would negotiate but won't negotiate cutting service, doubling up, 
or making operators take time off. Operators are tired and cutting runs would put their health 
and safety at risk. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD WERE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS WERE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. John Fitch, Superior Ct. #432131 filed on 6/10/04 for $600 

B. State Farm, Superior Ct. #CGC04429752 filed on 3/19/04 for $1,620 

C. Sokunn Joe Shung, Unlitigated Claim #0303785 filed on 5/15/03 for $5,500 

D. Contractor's Scaffold Supply, Unlitigated Claim #0501367 filed on 10/25/04 for $5,590.04 

E. Dreams Duvemay & Johnny Rudolph, Superior Ct. #427308, filed on 12/15/03 for $8,000 

F. Aliza Gagliolo, Superior Ct. #325164 filed on 10/5/01 for $18,750 

G. Robert Dukes, Superior Ct. #420755 filed on 6/24/04 for $32,000 

RESOLUTION 05-023 



(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, 3 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Fremont Street, east side, from 219 feet to 349 feet north of Howard Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Somerset Street, west side, from Campbell 
Avenue to 1 00-feet southerly 

C. RESCIND - TAXI ZONE - Castro Street, west side, from approximately 110 feet to 133 
feet south of Market Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - TAXI ZONE - Castro Street, east side, from 72 to 112 feet south of 18th 
Street between 6 PM and 6 AM everyday (at parking meters #505G and 507G). 

E. RESCIND - TOW- AW AY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME, 4 PM to 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - Turk St., north side, between Van Ness Ave. and Franklin St. 

F. EXTENSION - MUNI BUS ZONES - Harrison Street, east of 7th Street 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Missouri Street, west side, 
from 80 feet to 130 feet north of 23rd Street 

H. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Lake St., both sides, between Arguello Blvd and 3 rd Ave. 
I. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE - Geary Street, north side, from Jones Street to 1 00 feet westerly. 
J. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE - Geary Street, north side, from Hyde Street to 100 feet westerly. 
K. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE - O'Farrell St, south side, from Leavenworth St to 100 feet easterly 
L. REVOKE - BUS ZONE - O'Farrell St, south side, from Polk St to 99 feet easterly 
M. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE - O'Farrell St, south side, from Larkin St to 120 feet westerly. 
N. REVOKE - BUS ZONE - O'Farrell St. south side, from 96 feet to 225 feet west of Mason St. 
O. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME —O'Farrell St, south side, from 58 

feet west of Van Ness Ave to 100 feet westerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 

and resolution.) (DPT) 

Items C and D were removed at the request of staff. 
RESOLUTION 05-024 

(10.3) Approving the Initial Project Report and authorizing the Agency to seek approval from the 
Board of Supervisors to accept and expend $4,290,000 of Regional Measure 2 funds for the 
MUNI Waterfront Historic Streetcar Expansion. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and project report.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-025 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2 C and D removed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, and Vaughns 



ABSENT - Mezey 

REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

11. Discussion of various proposals for the FY06 MTA Budget and possible action to direct staff 
to include certain proposals in the FY06 MTA budget. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report.) 

Items 1 1 and 12 were called together. 

12. Public hearing on proposed changes to parking rates in city-owned garages and proposed 
parking fees, fines and meter rates. (Explanatory documents include a staff report from the 
February 1, 2005 meeting.) 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the Agency was still looking at a $57.3 deficit for FY06. This 
difficult financial reality demanded tough choices. The Agency had received much input and 
they have put together a series of scenarios to show what would occur if the Agency were going 
to balance budget using only one revenue options. The magnitude of the problem was such that 
the Agency was faced with extremely difficult actions and resolving the deficit would require a 
combination of actions. The Board would vote on the budget on Feb 28 th to meet the Prop E- 
mandated March 1st date. 

Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director, presented the FY06 balancing scenarios. He stated 
that there were no easy ways to balance the budget and balancing it using only one revenue 
source was not prudent. He called the scenarios "snapshots" and not recommendations and 
stated that these scenarios were based on input received by the public. To assist low-income 
families, a Lifeline Fast pass could be created. Based on conversations with the public and with 
policy makers, the Agency believes that they should have an option for working families and for 
the working poor. Staff had not yet investigated what the rate or the costs would be. The cost of 
the pass could be similar to what utility companies provide to low-income families. 

Chairman Vaughns inquired about measures identified in the February 1 memo that would allow 
the MTA to address future budgets. Exec. Director Burns stated that they were pursuing them 
and would work with the Mayor and Board of Supervisors to place something on the ballot. The 
Agency's preference would be a % cent sales tax, which could bring in $30-40 million per year; 
however, that measure failed miserably in the last election. There has also been much talk about 
a parking tax, which, if increased to 35%, could raise $4-5 million. A $4 vehicle impact fee 
would raise $1.6 million. 

Chairman Vaughns thanked staff for being aggressive in the pursuit of those measures and 
requested that they continue to pursue those other options. She added that with respect to the 
current budget and based on all the scenarios presented, scenario #5 seemed most equitable and 



would bring the Agency in concert with the fiscal reality it currently faced. Ms. Vaughns stated 
that no one wanted to increase fares or to cut service but the reality was that increases were 
needed to balance the budget. She requested Board members to share their thoughts. 

Director Din asked staff to investigate fees for other permits issued by the city. 

Director Black inquired about enforcing parking meters on streets such as Chestnut and Clement 
on Sunday. Exec. Director Burns stated that staff had considered Sunday enforcement; however, 
there would be an operational cost because the Agency didn't have enforcement staff working on 
Sunday to cover general meter enforcement. 

Director McCray stated that he had just heard the union draw a line in the sand around the $12 
million in service cuts. He asked staff to describe what the budget situation would look like and 
what the impact would be without those cuts. Exec. Director Burns stated that the cost would be 
$12 million and would mean 150 layoffs. He added that staff had tried to work closely with the 
union to come up with a collaborative plan but he was now unsure of where they were with that 
planning effort. Drastic measures would have to be taken that would result in more than 150 
layoffs. He noted that the failure to implement service changes that were approved as part of the 
budget last year exhausted the MTA's entire reserve and was a contributing factor to this year's 
problem. 

Chairman Vaughns opened public comment and requested that speakers include realistic and 
workable solutions as part of their comments. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bruce Allison suggested that a tax should be levied on private tour companies. Delete the 45- 
line because it duplicates service provided by the 30-line 

Bruce Williams, Local 790, stated that his union represents workers who clean buildings and do 
clerical work. Their workers have already donated 7.5% of their salary and his union is happy 
that the MTA is looking elsewhere to balance the budget. He thanked staff for the scenarios, as it 
puts into perspective the challenges that the Agency faces. His preference is for #4. He stated 
that it was easy to criticize increases. His union members ride the buses and would have to pay 
the increases. They've had members laid off and they can't give any more. 

Norman Rolfe, SF Tomorrow, stated that SF Tomorrow had similar recommendations to the 
Citizen's Advisory Council. They like scenario #2 the best because it would raise fines to $100. 
Garage rates could be raised to approach the market rate. The Agency should institute a 
downtown congestion fee. Don't charge for transfers, or eliminate owl or express service. 

David Pilpel stated that the first four scenarios were instructive but not realistic. He suggested 
that scenario #5 was the best option. None of the choices are fun or palatable, and are not great 
choices. Increasing fines by $10 is a provocative proposal but would be difficult to get that 

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approved. Significant service cuts could be accommodated through operator attrition but would 
mean layoffs in other classifications such as maintenance and human resources. 

Ellen Murray stated the administration came out with policies that carry out their agenda. All 
practicality had been eliminated by the proposals. The longer-term proposals don't include a user 
fee on business or properties that gain from transit. Management has excluded downtown for 
paying. 

Susan King, SF Green Party, presented the Green Party's platform. Car drivers should pay more 
of the costs. She stated that scenario #2 had good ideas. She liked no layoffs, service cuts or fare 
increases. Enforcement of parking violations should be increased and some fees should be 
higher such as sidewalk parking. Parking rates should be increased to bring garages to market 
rates. Raise the Residential Parking Permit (RPP) fee to more than $50 and expand the cost for 
additional vehicles registered to same household. Include the congestion fees suggested by 
Supervisor McGoldrick and explore a downtown tax. 

Sarah Norr spoke against any fare increase. She thinks garage rates should be raised to market 
rates because the city shouldn't subsidize parking. Raise the RPP above $50. She noted that 
these decisions were being made in a political and economic climate that was already hitting poor 
people hard. They have no money for schools, healthcare or housing and its unfair to increase the 
burden already being placed on poor people. 

Diane Burke wondered why they senior and disabled fares were being raised by 50%. The 
drivers have hearts of gold but they're letting people on without paying. Don't cut the 9 or 38 
because they go to hospitals. 

Glenda Lavigne, TWU- Local 200, stated that she wasn't going to advocate for any scenario. 
She wondered why the budget states that there are seven 9160's when there were only five. She 
suggested looking at salaries, rents and at what the Agency was doing. She wondered who was 
accountable. 

Marc Salomon stated that studies about getting revenue from downtown should be the #1 
priority. A sales tax isn't going to happen. He called the scenarios wildly unrealistic, unfair and 
designed to divide and conquer. He wants to see Sunday meter charges and pegging fares to 
inflation. He'd like to get entity on the path to long-term financial stability rather than in crisis 
mode. 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, stated that none of the scenarios were attractive but #5 looked 
like the least harmful. Rescue Muni doesn't like to see fares increased. The Agency needs to 
increase parking fees and fines by $25-30 rather than by $10 to achieve real revenue. When 
people have a disincentive to drive, it provides an incentive to take Muni. It shouldn't be cheaper 
to park illegally than to ride Muni legally. He thinks the Lifeline fast pass makes sense because 
the poorest folks should get a discount but cautioned staff to make sure it doesn't become an 
opportunity for fraud. 

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Casey Mills stated that the strategy to isolate various proposals was impossible to achieve. The 
first two scenarios are unreasonable and scenario five was uncreative. He supports increasing 
parking rates to encourage public transportation and decrease car use. Balance the budget on the 
backs of those who are most able to pay for it. Start thinking now about long-term solutions. 

Sue Vaughan, SF Green Party, stated that world experts say that oil production would peak in 
2007 so the only environmentally option was conservation. Tax transportation systems that are 
not sustainable on planetary level. They opt for scenario two, raising parking fees and fines and 
increasing parking and moving violations. Scenario #5 will strand riders who rely on Muni. 

Meredith Walters stated that the first scenarios manipulate the public to make the last one seem 
reasonable. Not all options were being considered, such as expanding parking meter operations. 
Don't raise fares. Affordable public transportation is a basic human right. 

James Collins stated that he was angry over the proposals and is not in support of any of them. 
He wondered whether the directors were taking a cut in salary. He stated that downtown was 
laughing at poor people who have to pay for Muni. Come up with a fair and equal balance. 
Raising fares is the wrong way to go. Monies are being mishandled. 

Bill Murphy stated that if a majority of riders were asked, they would say to come up with 
something more creative. Tax downtown drivers, raise parking and garage fees, create a 
downtown transit assessment district, and increase meter rates and parking fines. These will lead 
to a less polluting and more pedestrian friendly city. He was opposed to fare increases and 
sendee cuts. 

Ellis McDonald thinks that only one of the solutions called for no fare increases or service cuts. 
Charging people only $10 more to tow people who are congesting city and slowing Muni is 
crazy. There is gross mismanagement at the top. 

Jim Haas stressed that two-thirds of all riders don't currently pay the full rate. People who don't 
pay full fares are people who buy fast passes. Passes allow for ease of boarding. Two-tfiirds of 
the rear door boarders have passes. Staff should encourage more people to buy passes. He 
proposed a standard per trip fare of $2, no discount fares and the expansion of other passes. The 
Agency needs to rethink its' fare structure. 

John-Marc Chandonia, SF Green Party, supports the Green Party platform. Stated that it was 
cheap to drive. Current structure encourages driving. Don't raise fares. Lack of creative 
thinking. More enforcement/expand meter times, expand RPP zones. Enforcement officers 
don't ticket cars on sidewalk unless someone complains. Tow cars parked in front of driveways 
without waiting for owner. There is a tolerance of lawlessness among drivers. 

Richard Marquez stated that an increasing number of people were opposed to increased fares and 
sendee cuts. The tide is turning against "business as usual". The Board of Supenisors is 



pushing for a democratic dialogue before the deal is done. Poorest riders are being squeezed by 
these proposals. The service cuts will fall heavily on the southeast sector of the city. The Bank 
of America and war profiteers like Bechtel should pay. 

Aurora Grajeda stated that the deficit projected by the MTA was incorrect. Management should 
be improved because it's not working. Poor people are resigned to these increases and won't 
come out to speak. 

Herbert Weiner stated that Muni should pay riders to ride. The scenarios sound like a leg 
amputation for a brain tumor. The problems lie within the senior management bureaucracy 
where the tumors of mismanagement continued to exist. Discharging highly paid executives 
without replacing them would prevent service cuts. The Board shouldn't spread the pain but 
should rectify things. 

Barbara Groth praised Muni and stated that Muni didn't compare to any other transit agency in 
the US. She noted that Vi or 3 /Ts of all riders rode for free and requested police officers to ride 
Muni to end fare evasion. She suggested that the push buttons on the side of the streetcars 
encouraged fare evasion. 

Diana Valentine read a statement from Donna Gates, a homeless woman who couldn't attend. 
Increasing the bus fare in Atlanta made MARTA service worse. Don't raise the bus fare. Muni 
needs to be audited. Find another way to balance the budget without hurting riders. Ms. 
Valentine stated that she was ashamed that the burden of the fares was being put on the riders 
and that the burden to come up with a solution was also being put on the riders. 

William Sisk, President, 250-A, stated that de facto service cuts already existed. He expressed 
hope that the Board would make the right decision. He added that while he didn't want to go on 
record supporting a fare increase, he realizes that seniors and the handicapped couldn't afford a 
fare increase. 

Sandra Boldridge spoke against cutting operator hours. She saw an operator being assaulted who 
asked a rider to pay the fare and saw another operator assaulted for refusing to give into someone 
demanding a free transfer. 

Michael Benardo stated that downtown needed to pay. Teenagers needed to be forced to pay 
their fare as well. He suggested looking at reestablishing directional transfers. Muni used to 
own land at 17 th and Kansas, which could be used to bring revenue to Muni. If necessary, he 
suggested a watered down combination of scenarios #2 and #4. 

Roger Bazeley stated that politics and special interests were taking away from fair and balanced 
policy choices. Capital investments needed to be equated with realistic forecasting. He 
supported scenario #5 combined with selected adjustments in service. He supported an even- 
playing field with increases in fines, fees, fares and adjustments. London is a special 
environment and is very different from San Francisco. Fares have never covered the cost of 

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running the system. 

John Coll expressed outrage over the proposal to eliminate community lines. People are entirely 
dependent on those lines and would have to resort to taxi cabs. He called the scenarios ill 
conceived and an attack on San Francisco's lifestyle. 

Otto Duffy expressed sympathy for the situation but urged that fare increases be phased in over 
seven years. He suggested a gas tax of .25 cents per gallon and raising the cash fare during peak 
hours. Don't charge for transfers or eliminate them or discontinue tokens. Continue to favor 
non-cash fares such as tokens and fast passes and look at cutting service. 

Katherine Roberts, SF Green Party spoke against all five scenarios. The "goon squads" who go 
after people who don't know they had to have proof of payment are abusive. She wondered why 
"goon squads" weren't going after people parking on sidewalks and in bike and bus lanes. She 
suggested going after those people as an experiment prior to discussing fare increases. 

Fran Taylor, Walk San Francisco, spoke against fare increases. He noted that cars blocking 
sidewalks were rarely enforced. Un-ticketed cars were rampant and rather than raising fines, 
enforce the ones that currently exist. She commented that DPT tickets ten times more for street 
cleaning than it did for sidewalk violations. 

Kara Brodfuehryn advocated against raising fares because it unfairly burdens poor people. 
Instead, the MTA should raise the RPP fee from $50 to $250, raise meter rates, and increase 
parking garage rates to market value. 

Heriberto Quesada spoke for sick and disabled people who couldn't attend the meeting. Poor 
people will be deeply affected by fare increases and service cuts. It's very important to not 
burden poor and sick people, as they will be most effected. 

Alysabeth Alexander stated that the scenarios were insulting. Nos. 1 and 3 weren't feasible and 
the others didn't include suggestions made by the public at the last meeting. People rely on Muni 
for safety and job security and can't afford to pay more or have less service. Having a car is a 
privilege, which people should pay for. 

Jeremy Nelson, Transportation for a Livable City (TLC), thanked the MTA for the scenarios 
presented. He stated that TLC was opposed to service cuts and fare increases. The budget was 
presented as a fair and balanced budget but people who can't shoulder the burden are being 
disproportionately asked to do so. Transit should continue to be subsidized. Raising meter rates, 
fees, fines and garage rates should reduce subsidies for drivers. Pass a budget that corresponds to 
the second scenario. 

Mike Lonergan, TWU-Local 200, asked the Board to consider how these measures would affect 
the economy, environmental and the entire region. 



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David Tornheim, Central City Progressives, stated that his bus was late, which happened all the 
time. Prop. E promised better service but the MTA was talking about a 24% reduction of 
service. The MTA should push hard to tax vehicle use, parcels and gas. Raise a DTAD. 
Releasing the scenarios a couple days ago didn't give the public enough time to review them and 
provide valid feedback. Supervisor McGoldrick's congestion zone is interesting. 

Morena Castenada spoke on behalf of seniors and students. She urged the Board to not pass the 
budget. Students have to spend a lot of money for tuition. Transportation is the only way to get 
to school and people can't pay more for increased fares. Muni should be free for students. 

Chairman Vaughns thanked the speakers for their input and closed public comment. 

Director Kasolas stated that the best alternative was scenario #5. He requested that staff be as 
creative as possible to effect the proposals. He would like to see the increases for seniors, 
disabled and youth removed. For long-term solutions, staff should continue to pursue all 
possible avenues. 

Director Din expressed the hope that increasing meter hours could help close the gap. On 
Sunday, businesses would like the meters to be turned over to generate more income. 
Enforcement could be more aggressive. 

Director Black stated that she would like to see downtown pay something because businesses 
downtown are getting by without paying. She worries when she hears that people are boarding 
buses without paying because she doesn't want operators put in jeopardy. Exec. Director Burns 
replied that the Agency currently had a pilot program on the 14-line and would expand it to other 
lines, as personnel became available. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that she had heard a lot of talk about taxing downtown and large 
businesses. A downtown assessment district would need to be equitable because there were 
more small businesses than large in the downtown area. Chairman Vaughns noted that everyone 
would have to "step out of the box" to resolve this problem. Resolution would be difficult and 
the solution would touch each of us. 

Exec. Director Burns expressed his appreciation to the public for their comments and stated that 
staff would bring a proposal to the Board on February 28 th . Staff will continue to work on a 
sales tax, vehicle impact tax, parking tax and downtown transit assessment district. Any new tax 
would require approval by the voters and revenues from those taxes would not help resolve the 
FY06 deficit. It is not prudent to rely on approval at the ballot to balance the budget. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that it was her understanding that labor was, in fact, communicating 
and collaborating with management regarding the budget deficit, however, during public 
comment, she thought she heard a labor representative say that they were not going to participate. 
Fellow Board members stated that they had also heard that TWU was not going to participate. 



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MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 3. Authorizing the Director to award Contract No. MR-1210, Muni Metro Subway Overhead 
Reconstruction, to Shimmick Construction Co., including the option to furnish additional spare 
parts, for a total contract amount of $8,020,500; and authorizing the Director to execute an 
amendment to furnish section insulators in the amount of $77,000. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-026 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Mezey 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 4 to Contract CS No. 1 14 Consulting 
Engineering and Support Services for the Trolley Coach Replacement Program with Booz Allen 
Hamilton, to increase the contract amount by $1,195,741, for a total amount not to exceed 
58,831,125, for continuation of engineering and warranty support services, with no further 
extension to the Contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment 
and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-027 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Mezey 

ADJOURN -The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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^Municipal Transportation Agency 
And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2005 

ROOM 250, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



SPECIAL MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 2 5 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

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Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
Sf (41 5) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 C arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (4 1 5) 252-3 1 1 2 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review^ For more-information on your rights under the Sunshine-Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-February 15, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 



10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Ann & James Kong, Superior Ct. #425185 filed on 10/7/03 for $4,773 

B. Farmers Insurance, Superior Ct. #431453 filed on 5/17/04 for $6,034.9 

C. Le Van Nguyen, Unlitigated Claim #0501998 filed on 12/17/04 for $6,137.12 

D. Arnica Ins. for Wendy Umphrey, Unlitigated Claim #0501812 filed on 10/21/04 for $9,659.14 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Andover 
Street, east side, from the southern property line of 717 Andover Street to the northern 
property line of 779 Andover Street. 

B. RESCIND - NO PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY and ESTABLISH - 
TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Sheridan Street, south side, between 9th and 
10th Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Shotwell Street, east side, 
in front of 337-339 Shotwell Street and 27th Street, north side, between the driveways of 
318 and 322 - 324 27th Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - York Street, east side, 
between 19th and 20th Streets (700 block) and Rhode Island Street, both sides, between 
24th and 25th Streets (1300 block). (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination 
that it is more economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to contract for paratransit 
services than to provide the same service with City employees for Fiscal Year 2006. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, Controller's determination and resolution.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

1 1 . Approving the Municipal Transportation Agency FY 2006 Budget in the amount of 
$605,583,780; declaring a fiscal emergency caused by the failure of agency revenues to 
adequately fund agency programs and facilities for FY2005 and FY2006; finding that 
modifications in fixed route Municipal Railway fares and the reduction or elimination of the 
availability of existing transit service are statutorily exempt from CEQA review; certifying that 

the_EY2Q0^ iudget is^adequaleio mal^ ^ubstantial^mgress towaxds_me^tingJthe_goals^ - 

objectives, and performance standards; authorizing the Director to issue paper tokens and include 
paper token rates on the fare schedule on a permanent basis; approving the fixed route Municipal 
Railway fare schedule including increases to all fixed route fares; approving the schedule of 
parking citation fines, parking meter rates and residential parking and contractor permit fees and 
recommending that the Board of Supervisors adopt legislation to increase these charges; 
approving the increase in City-owned parking garage rates; approving the waiver of fares on New 
Year's Eve 2005; authorizing the continuance of the Class Pass program; authorizing the Director 
to increase the administrative fee for vehicle tows; authorizing the implementation of short-term 



experimental fares; authorizing an agreement with BART for use of the Fast Pass on BART in 
San Francisco; authorizing an agreement with BART for Muni to accept payment from BART 
for providing connecting bus service to BART stations. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and attachments.) 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

12. Approving increases to parking rates for the Lombard Street, Moscone Center, North Beach, 
Performing Arts, Polk Bush and San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Parking 
Garages. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and attachments.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

13. Requesting the Board of Supervisors to authorize the Director to execute Amendment #2 to 
the Emergency Interim Service Agreement and Property Use License for Towing, Storage and 
Disposal of Abandoned and Illegally Parked Vehicles with AutoReturn to extend the agreement 
up to luly 30, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

14. Authorizing the Director to award the SFgo Initial Phase System Integrator Contract to PB 
Farradyne to provide the central system software, video server system, associated hardware and 
system integration services for SFgo, for a total contract amount not to exceed $699,961. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and agreement.) 

ADIOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

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: SPECIAL MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




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2:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the February 15, 2005 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer announced that the meeting had originally been scheduled to take 
place in Room 250 but was moved to Room 400 due to a Board of Supervisor's committee 
meeting that lasted longer than anticipated. The overflow room was in the North Light Court. 
She also announced that the March 1 Regular meeting had been cancelled. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Din stated that the North Beach and Chinatown garage rate normalization issue that 
was raised last year was still open. He hopes that the matter gets resolved. 



7. Executive Director's Report 

-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Burns stated that staff would be bringing the Potrero Avenue Traffic Calming 
Plan to the Board at the March 15 meeting. Staff worked with the community for over a year and 
is pleased to see it come to a conclusion. Following the Board's consideration, it will be 
presented to the Board of Supervisors. 

The San Francisco Bicycle Plan Policy Framework is moving forward. The Planning 
Commission approved amendments to the General Plan and Board of Supervisor's approval is 
expected within the next few weeks. 

The American Automobile Association (AAA) donated two radar speed display signs. They are 
being installed on 19 th Avenue. Final testing will occur on March 1. AAA will be holding a 
press event including Supervisors Ma and Elsbernd. 

Hotel Vitale is scheduled to open on March 9 with a ceremony at noon. This project was an 
effort to find other sources of revenue. The hotel operator, Joie de Vivre, has a 6 5 -year lease. 
The MTA expects to receive approximately four million dollars in revenue each year. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC, stated that the CAC had not met since he last presented their 
recommendations. They recommend that the senior, disabled and youth fast pass be raised to 
$12 but that the case fare remain at .35 cents. 

9. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold stated that the MTA board was unresponsive and unaware of what was going on 
and wondered if the board was doing their job. He pointed out that grass was growing on the 
escalator steps at the Church St. stop that people slip on when the steps get wet. He wondered 
why directors weren't riding the system and aware of these issues. He urged the Board to be 
proactive. 

Ernestine Weiss asked what happened to TransLink and NextBus. She hasn't seen anything 
happen to help buses stay on track and tell people when to expect the bus. 

Cha rles White commented that he thought it was interesting that Muni hadn't printed a timetable 
since 2002. Muni buses smell like half the homeless population spent the night there. Where is 
the money going? 



Barn 1'aranto stated that in September, the Board approved a debit card paratransit program. He 
inquired about the new contract and suggested that there was a conflict because the contractor 
also represented cab companies. He suggested that staff look at improving staffing levels in the 
enforcement department. 

Andrew Sullivan noted that car drivers park in the bus lane during the evening hours on 
Sacramento St. He urged the Board to think about stricter enforcement and expanding the time 
restriction. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment and requested an update on TransLink and NextBus. 
Exec. Director Burns stated that Phase 2 of the TransLink project was currently being rolled out. 
It is anticipated that Muni will come on line by the middle of next year. The NextBus project is 
active and is being installed on trolley buses. There have been problems with the contractor 
meeting the terms of the contract. He expressed hope that it will be operational throughout the 
system within the next 24 months. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Ann & James Kong, Superior Ct. #425185 filed on 10/7/03 for $4,773 

B. Farmers Insurance, Superior Ct. #431453 filed on 5/17/04 for $6,034.90 

C. Le Van Nguyen, Unlitigated Claim #0501998 filed on 12/17/04 for $6,137.12 

D. Arnica Ins. for Wendy Umphrey, Unlitigated Claim #0501812 filed on 10/21/04 for $9,659.14 

RESOLUTION 05-028 



(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Andover 
Street, east side, from the southern property line of 717 Andover Street to the northern 



property line of 779 Andover Street. 

B. RESCIND - NO PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY and ESTABLISH - 
TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Sheridan Street, south side, between 9th and 
10th Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Shotwell Street, east side, 
in front of 337-339 Shotwell Street and 27th Street, north side, between the driveways of 
318 and 322 - 324 27th Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - York Street, east side, 
between 19th and 20th Streets (700 block) and Rhode Island Street, both sides, between 
24th and 25th Streets (1300 block). (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-029 

(10.3) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination 
that it is more economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to contract for paratransit 
services than to provide the same service with City employees for Fiscal Year 2006. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, Controller's determination and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-030 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

1 1 . Approving the Municipal Transportation Agency FY 2006 Budget in the amount of 
$605,583,780; declaring a fiscal emergency caused by the failure of agency revenues to 
adequately fund agency programs and facilities for FY2005 and FY2006; finding that 
modifications in fixed route Municipal Railway fares and the reduction or elimination of the 
availability of existing transit service are statutorily exempt from CEQA review; certifying that 
the FY2006 budget is adequate to make substantial progress towards meeting the goals, 
objectives, and performance standards; authorizing the Director to issue paper tokens and include 
paper token rates on the fare schedule on a permanent basis; approving the fixed route Municipal 
Railway fare schedule including increases to all fixed route fares; approving the schedule of 
parking citation fines, parking meter rates and residential parking and contractor permit fees and 
recommending that the Board of Supervisors adopt legislation to increase these charges; 
approving the increase in City-owned parking garage rates; approving the waiver of fares on New 



Year's Eve 2005; authorizing the continuance of the Class Pass program; authorizing the Director 
to increase the administrative fee for vehicle tows; authorizing the implementation of short-term 
experimental fares; authorizing an agreement with BART for use of the Fast Pass on BART in 
San Francisco; authorizing an agreement with BART for Muni to accept payment from BART 
for providing connecting bus service to BART stations. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and attachments.) 

Executive Director Burns stated that it was known that the process would require difficult and 
unpopular choices since the budget process began last October. The MTA is required by the City 
Charter to have balanced budget by March 1 . Staff was presenting a recommendation that was a 
"shared approach". Staff received comments from stakeholders and interested groups by both 
formal and informal means. First, staff was recommending an increase in the base fare by .25 
cents and raising the discount fare from .35 to .50 cents. Transfers would be free and people 
could still use their fastpass on BART. This recommendation introduces a new fare media, the 
lifeline pass for low-income families. Staff is working with the Department of Human Services 
to work out the details. The second area, raising meter rates, parking and garage fees and fines, 
is the largest area where staff was looking to address the shortfall. The last area is service cuts. 
Staff is working with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to allay $10 million in 
service cuts, which would leave $13 million in service cuts to help fill the deficit. These cuts 
will be defined over the next sixty days but staff will start with the $7 million in service cuts 
from the FY05 budget. Staff will follow all requirements and processes and will secure the 
required approvals before adjusting the schedule 

Exec. Director Burns discussed the status of the longer-term budget items. Most require voter 
approval and won't help address the FY2006 budget problem. The Controller won't certify a 
budget based on speculation. Also included in the budget resolution is a declaration of fiscal 
emergency; the formalization of the use of paper tokens, authorization to continue the BART 
Fastpass and feeder service agreements. The resolution also authorizes the Director to make 
technical adjustments. As a matter of practice, all adjustments would be brought back to the 
Board for discussion. 

Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director, presented the FY2006 budget including revenue, 
expenditures and solutions to balance the budget. Even with the proposed fare increase, Muni is 
still on low end of the top 25 transit properties. 

Chairman Vaughns thanked Mr. Sunshine for the comprehensive budget overview. She stated 
that the Board had not addressed internal aspects of the budget because they had been engaged in 
the deficit over the past months. She then asked if there were any significant internal personnel or 
administrative changes that had been made. Exec. Director Burns replied that there were no 
major changes as staffs approach had been to preserve what they had. He reminded the Board 
that last year, the MTA had reduced staffing levels by over 200 administrative positions. The 
only new initiative in the budget was the $3 million for start-up costs for the Third Street project. 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Ernestine Weiss stated that she was outraged to see the rates increase for seniors, students, and 
the disabled. She suggested that business improvement districts should pay. Drivers have to 
stop admitting people with drinks on buses because it increases the cost to clean the buses. 

Bob Planthold, Senior Action Network stated that they were against fare increase and service 
cuts. The burden should be put where it belongs by increasing parking fines and garage rates to 
market rates. This isn't a transit-first budget. It's a share the pain budget. Continuing the 
BART/FAST pass contract continues the bias against seniors and the disabled. Don't pass the 
budget alter it. 

Bruce Allison asked if the Board wasn't afraid of a backlash if the budget was approved. 

Toni Cox expressed the thought that the budget was an attack by the insurance agencies. The 
"growth machine" gutted Los Angeles' transit program. The insurance industry was railroading a 
passive commission into raising fares and allowing elite and well-educated egos to burden the 
poor. 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni made specific recommendations to make the budget more 
"transit first" and to meet the clean air plan. Rescue Muni expressed concern about deferred 
maintenance because those projects would allow Muni to run more reliably. It is worth paying 
$50 rather than $40 for street cleaning if Muni ran more reliably. He urged the Board to increase 
the fine and lower the amount being taken from the preventive maintenance. Rescue Muni 
strongly supports the lifeline pass but urged staff to make sure that fraud was prevented. Mr. 
Sullivan was pleased to hear about the long-term revenue sources. 

Jim Chappell, SPUR, provided a letter. He stated that the City's economic vitality depended on 
Muni. The proposed budget had everyone sharing the pain and was the correct way to proceed. 
He urged the Board not to cut service "across the board" because it would decrease ridership. He 
urged staff to consolidate duplicative services and to emphasize trunk lines. 

John Cailleau stated that he totally supports Muni. He hasn't had a car since 1988. He stated that 
Mr. Sunshine had put together and articulate budget that puts a majority of the burden on car 
drivers. He added that people would hate the MTA for raising fares and parking fees. He expressed 
the hope that all Board members rode Muni at least once a day and called the system "world-class". 

Sandra Boldridge stated that she stood at 3 rd and Palou for two hours waiting for the 24- 
Divisadero. Finally she had to take a cab to her appointment. She stated that people were 
parking on the sidewalk on her street but when she called DPT to report it, the operator hung up 
on her and told her that the Parking Control Officer in her area couldn't ticket people. If bus 
service is going to be cut, make sure that people have a place to sit. 



Art Michel stated that he was a happy Muni rider who regularly rides the N-Judah. He called it 
"on-time and speedy". He spoke in favor of the fare increase and was opposed to deferring 
maintenance. He stated that having a pass for low-income people undermined the need to keep 
fares low. He added that because transfers were free, a fare of $1 .50 was for three rides. 

John Fitch stated that he would support an increase to $2.00 but the increase should be implemented 
after the Third St. light rail line had opened. The 23-line needs to be cut because the operators are 
paid more than the revenue they bring in. It's not cost effective. Seniors and the handicapped 
should ride for free. Students should ride free from 6 a.m. till 3 p.m. Deploy car cleaners at end of 
the lines to clean buses. 

David Pilpel expressed the belief that the operating budget had been put on a credit card in the past 
and that the bill was now due. People are quick to criticize the Agency and the budget but were 
slow to propose solutions of their own. A redoubled effort needs to be made to involve the workers 
in the decision making process. He provided a "marked up" copy of resolution containing his 
suggestions. He commented that the Board had not set goals for FY06, but was certifying a budget 
that stated that significant progress could be made on achieving those goals. He expressed support 
for the recommendation and called it the "best solution to a bad situation". 

Jeremy Nelson, Transportation for a Livable City (TLC), stated that TLC was seriously disappointed 
that there was only one budget on which the Board was voting. Presenting only one budget robs the 
Board of the opportunity to vote on different budget scenarios. He applauded management for 
increasing parking and garage rates. Public Transit and automobile use are not equivalent public 
goods. Parking rates should be raised to the maximum. The budget is not fair and balanced and 
should be rejected. 

John Rizzo, Sierra Club, stated that their membership was concerned about mass transit and 
believed in the transit-first policy. The budget doesn't abide by that policy. He called for no fare 
increases and no budget cuts. This budget shifts the burden to the middle class. 

Barbara Groth stated that Muni has always been the best. Having push buttons that allow people to 
board through the back door is the source of the whole problem. There shouldn't be increases to 
taxes, parking fines or fees. Fares don't need to be increased. Drivers aren't challenging people who 
get on the back. Glue the rear door shut or don't allow people to use them to board from the back. 

Rosiland Orcutt stated that Chairman Vaughns had ignored her when she raised her hand to speak. 
Directors aren't paying attention. We are against fare increases and service cuts because they play 
with our livelihoods and contribute to murder of a different source. This is wrong and misinformed. 

Prince Bush wondered why people had to take Mr. Sunshine's word on the budget. In two weeks, 
he counted 4,000 people who boarded through the back door. The MTA should charge people who 
don't live in the city but who come to the city to work. Bus drivers get cussed out for asking people 
to pay. It doesn't make sense to raise fares for seniors and students. 

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Alice Mosley expressed her appreciation for the comprehensive service Muni provides but 
suggested that the fare increase will be very hard on seniors and low-income people. She 
understands that the duress was due to cuts from the state and federal governments and 
reluctantly accept the fare increase but only if other revenue sources are pursued. The MTA 
should embark on an education program to tell people that accidents are due to car owners and 
not by pedestrians or muni riders. 

Roger Bazeley stated that the budget was very complex. He wholly supports SPUR's position. 
If the fare is too high, you will lose ridership. Bus Rapid Transit is important to grow ridership 
and to provide connectivity. Traffic congestion in San Francisco is not that bad. There has been 
a lack of parking in certain areas but you can always park in garages. He supports the lifeline 
pass and suggested that staff continue to work on tightening up routes where ridership was low. 

Stephen Gildersleeve, Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council, stated that he assumes that the 7- 
Haight was being cut but wasn't sure because service cuts weren't being spelled out. He agrees 
with TLC's proposals. In addition, DPT needs to go after overweight SUV's. 

Marco Marriott expressed surprise over the number of people who boarded the bus through the 
rear doors. He commended operators who refused to move the bus until people either paid or 
showed that they had a transfer. He sees some drivers who hand out transfers that last all day, 
which means Muni loses money. 

Marc Solomon, Green Party, stated that his understanding is that the agenda was set in violation 
of Sunshine ordinance in a seriatim meeting by polling the directors. The Agency has not 
pursued ways to call for user- fees to be passed by the Board of Supervisors prior to fare 
increases. If there is a fare increase, they see six votes at the Board of Supervisors to reverse the 
problems of Prop. E. There is no mandate to keep fares low. Do your job to make sure you don't 
give the public a 50% fare increase in 24 months. He stated that the Agency had not proven that 
a fiscal emergency existed or that they had a plan to get on firm fiscal footing. 

Due to a bomb threat at City Hall, the meeting was suspended at approximately 4 p.m. The 
meeting was reconvened at 5:15 p.m. and public comment continued. 

David Giesen stated that Muni fares didn't need to subsidize landowners but did. They add value 
to property values because transportation is accessible. 

Susan King spoke against any service cuts or fare increases. If you cut service and raise fares it 
will not be good value. People will skip taking Muni, which will result in reduced revenue. The 
Agency should encourage people to ride. It would be better for the city for the environment. 
Plenty of options have been laid out for the MTA that should be implemented before raising fares 
and cutting service. 



Paul Hogarth stated that the Harvey Milk Club endorsed the platform of the Coalition for Transit 
Justice. The club is opposed to cutting service and raising fares. 

Rosalind Lord expressed opposition to the fare increase and suggested that downtown contribute 
to repairing the problems we face. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the Board consider during their deliberation the comments 
they had heard during public comment and suggested that they keep those comments in 
perspective. She stated that the overall objective was to serve the needs of all riders and 
residents of San Francisco and further stated that the issue of fairness and equity were important 
components of any decision. 

Director McCray stated that he was prepared to look at option two and expressed concern about 
maintaining a vigorous review of all that the Agency does. He asked Exec. Director Burns to 
speak to the declaration of fiscal emergency. 

Exec. Director Burns noted that the analysis indicated that the Agency had a shortfall of $9 
million for FY05 and $55 million for FY06 in negative working capital. A declaration of fiscal 
emergency allows the Agency to proceed without going through a formal environmental review 
process. All other approvals are still required. He stated that it was important to support other 
sources of revenue so that the Agency doesn't wind up in the same situation year after year. The 
direction that the Agency had gone in the past several years had been to use one-time sources to 
deal with budget problem. The Declaration sends a message that the MTA was in a severe 
deficit emergency situation that needs to be addressed. The declaration expires in one year. 

Chairman Vaughns asked if it would be appropriate to think about ballot measures as additional 
solutions for future budgets. Exec. Director Burns stated that it was absolutely appropriate. The 
Agency is looking at several options and it hopes to build a coalition for the ultimate measure. 
He stated that none of the measures would help for the FY06 deficit. Staff would be looking for 
direction from the Board, the Mayor's office and the Board of Supervisors. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the budget was adequate to make substantial progress on the 
goals however, if the budget changed, staff would reassess that declaration. 

Director Din stated that he wanted to see more teeth put into the resolution and offered the 
following amendment: 

"Muni will not request another fare increase until off-peak meaningful evening, late night 
and weekend service hours meet the on-time performance and service delivery standards 
called for in Proposition E". 



Director Din stated that the Agency needed to be accountable if it was going to cut service. This 
amendment would address off-peak, late night and weekend service and was a show of good faith 
to the public. 

Chairman Vaughns agreed with the intent of the amendment and cautioned the Board that the 
longer-term revenue solutions may or may not come to pass. She stated that amendment as 
stated could prevent future Boards from considering other options. 

Exec. Director Burns also agreed with the intent of the amendment and cautioned the Board that 
the longer-term revenue solutions may or may not come to fruition. He suggested that the 
amendment could prevent future Boards from considering other options, however, the matter was 
a policy matter for the Board. 

Director McCray stated that Director Din's amendment spoke to the concerns he had heard. 

Director Mezey commented that he didn't think anyone would take issue with the intent of the 
amendment. He is worried that the amendment may tie the Board's hands. 

Director Din stated that the voters wanted the Agency to meet its service reliability goals. This 
amendment attempts to address that point, and at least in a small segment, it can be met. He 
expressed concern that the Agency was saying that it couldn't meet the Prop. E goals. 

Exec. Director Burns expressed appreciation for the Director's comment. The Agency wasn't 
saying that the goal couldn't be met but that meeting the goals couldn't be guaranteed. Any 
number of things impact service such as having to reroute buses due to the bomb scare that City 
Hall had experienced earlier today. Mr. Burns stated that staff was going to continue to try to 
meet the goal. 

On motion to amend the resolution by adding "Muni will not request another fare increase until 
off-peak meaningful evening, late night and weekend service hours meet the on-time 
performance and service delivery standards called for in Proposition E": 

AYES - Din and McCray 

NAYES - Black, Kasolas, Mezey, and Vaughns 

The amendment failed. 

Director McCray stated that he couldn't support a resolution that didn't have the support of the 
riders or unionized employees. They supported another resolution. This will have deleterious 
impact. 

RESOLUTION 05-031 



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On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

NAYES - Din and McCray 

Director Din offered a motion to establish meaningful off-peak evening, late night and weekend 
service and to measure on-time service hour performance and delivery against Prop E established 
goals. 

Deputy City Attorney stated that the proper procedure would be to provide notice to the public at 
a future meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that Director Din's request would be scheduled for the March 15 
meeting. 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

12. Approving increases to parking rates for the Lombard Street, Moscone Center, North Beach, 
Performing Arts, Polk, Bush and San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Parking 
Garages. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and attachments.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel complimented staff on the proposal. He suggested that jumping the rates too much 
and too quickly might not be desirable from a fiscal perspective. 

Jeremy Nelson, Transportation for a Livable City stated that he was happy to see the analysis of 
the garage rates. The only way to maximize revenue is to charge the most possible based on 
market rates. The way to maximize revenue is to charge demand responsive pricing. He 
suggested having different rates based on different demands throughout the day. 

RESOLUTION 05-032 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

13. Requesting the Board of Supervisors to authorize the Director to execute Amendment #2 to 
the Emergency Interim Service Agreement and Property Use License for Towing, Storage and 
Disposal of Abandoned and Illegally Parked Vehicles with AutoReturn to extend the agreement 
up to July 30, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

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No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-033 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

14. Authorizing the Director to award the SFgo Initial Phase System Integrator Contract to PB 
Farradyne to provide the central system software, video server system, associated hardware and 
system integration services for SVgo, for a total contract amount not to exceed $699,961 . 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and agreement.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel noted that time to complete deliverables wasn't included in the resolution or staff 
report. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the contract term was one year. 

RESOLUTION 05-034 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:24 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



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Board Secretary 

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TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2005 

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CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 

REGULAR MEETING 
Immediately Following the Closed Session 



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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars-andjninute^oTlhe.jrie£ting may be av ailable in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/ sunshine/ 



4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - Anticipated Litigation 

Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 54956.9: TWU, Local 250-A 

As defendant 1 As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION 

REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-February 28, 2005 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

(5.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(5.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

-Establishing meaningful off-peak evening, late night and weekend service. Measure 
on-time service hour performance and service delivery against Prop. E established 
requirement level. (Director Din) 



7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Prop K Prioritization Program 
-EEO Quarterly Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Rommel Silva, Unlitigated Claim #0402272 filed on 2/1 1/04 for $7,500 

B. Milen Yap, Unlitigated Claim #0402273 filed on 2/1 1/04 for $10,000 

C. Jan Naftalin, Unlitigated Claim #0403201 filed on 4/21/04 for $17,500 

D. Lilia Chibane, Superior Ct. #41 1203 filed on 8/6/02 for $20,000 

E. Leslie LoCoco, Unlitigated Claim #0502302 filed on 1/14/05 for $20,000 

F. Bick Lee, Superior Ct. #418599 filed on 3/24/03 for $40,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Scott Street, east side, from the 
north crosswalk at Grove Street to 16 feet southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE/TERMINAL - Hudson Avenue, northeast side, between 3rd St 
and Newhall St. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 



(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $744,000 in Federal Building Fund capital 
assistance from the GSA for Muni's Radio System Replacement project. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposals for a urine drug collector and breath 
alcohol technician/screening test technician for MTA's drug and alcohol testing program; evaluate 
proposals; and negotiate a contract in an amount not to exceed $400,000 and a term not to exceed 
three years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute Unilateral Contract Modification No. 8 to Contract No. 
MR-1 146, Third Street Light Rail Project: Traction Power Systems Project, with Mitchell Engineering 
to extend the time by 219 calendar days to January 21, 2005, and increase the contract amount by 
$22,810.99, for a total contract amount of $9,01 1,888.08. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

11. Approving the following traffic modifications: 

POTRERO AVENUE LIVABLE STREET CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS including 
lane reductions, crosswalk improvements, north and south bound bicycle lanes and a 
northbound bus lane at various locations on Potrero Avenue, between 17 and 25th Streets 

A. ESTABLISH - NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND BIKE LANES - Potrero Avenue, from 17th 
Street to 50 feet south of 25th Street 

B. ESTABLISH - NO LEFT TURN - Potrero Ave, northbound, at 23rd St; Potrero Ave, 
northbound, at 25 th St. and Potrero Ave, southbound, into SFGH driveway south of 21 st St. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM - 9 AM and 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY - 
FRIDAY - 23rd Street, north side, from Potrero Avenue to 75 feet easterly 

D. ESTABLISH - "TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING", 7 AM - 9 AM and 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY - 
FRIDAY - 23rd Street, south side, from Potrero Avenue to 52 feet westerly; 

E. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - from 73 feet to 100 feet south of 17th Street, west side; from 
60 feet to 100 feet north of 17th Street, east side; from 78 feet to 100 feet south of 18th Street, 
west side; from 50 feet to 120 feet south of 18th Street, east side; from 73 feet to 100 feet south 
of 20th Street, west side; from 64 feet to 120 feet north of 20th Street, east side; from 70 feet to 
100 feet south of 21st Street, west side; from 74 feet to 100 feet south of 22nd Street, west side; 
from 74 feet to 100 feet south of 23rd Street, west side; from 100 feet to 125 feet north of 24th 
Street, east side; from 77 feet to 100 feet south of 24th Street, west side; and from 80 feet to 120 
feet south of 25th Street, east side. 

F. REVOKE - NO LEFT TURN - Potrero Avenue, northbound, at 24th Street 

G. REVOKE - NO LEFT TURN - Potrero Avenue, southbound, at 17th Street 



H. CLOSE - CROSSWALK - Potrero Avenue, north side at 23rd Street (western leg) 

1 . ESTABLISH - MID-BLOCK CROSSWALK - Potrero Avenue, approximately 360 feet north of 

the 23rd Street (west) intersection 
J . ESTABLISH - NEW MID-BLOCK TRAFFIC SIGNAL - Potrero Avenue, approximately 360 

feet north of the 23rd Street (west) intersection. 
K. ESTABLISH - BUS, TAXI AND RIGHT TURN ONLY LANE - Potrero Avenue, northbound, 

from 220 feet south of 23 rd Street to 100 feet north of 22nd Street. 
L. RESCIND - NO LEFT TURN 3 :30 PM - 7 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Potrero 



Avenue, northbound, at 24 Street. 



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M. ESTABLISH - NO U-TURN - Potrero Avenue, southbound, at 22™ Street; Potrero Avenue, 
northbound, at 22 nd Street. 

N. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING AT ALL TIMES - Potrero Avenue, east side, 
from 50 feet south of 23 rd Street to 23 rd Street; Potrero Avenue, east side, from 23rd Street to the 
existing bus bulb, 310 feet north of 23rd Street; Potrero Avenue, east side from 50 feet south of 
22nd Street to 22nd Street; and Potrero Avenue, east side, from 22nd Street north to 160 feet 
north of 22nd Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT 

12. Authorizing the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0847 J: Cesar Chavez 
Street Traffic Signal Upgrade, to Phoenix Electric Company, as the lowest responsive and 
responsible bidder, for a total contract amount of $591,579.00. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 18 (Unilateral), and Contract 
Modification No. 19 (Unilateral) to Contract No. MR-1 143, Third St. Light Rail Transit, Jerrold 
to Dormer Avenue, with Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corporation, to increase the contract by 
$1,933,258.40 for a total contract amount not to exceed $35,087,398.40, and to increase the 
contract duration by 21 calendar days. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
contract modification and financial plan.) 

14. Authorizing the Director of to execute Contract Modification No. 15 to Contract No. MR-1 144, 
Third Street Light Rail Project: Dormer Avenue to Hester Avenue, with Shimmick Construction 
Co./Homer J. Olsen, for additional traffic routing and traffic control, for an amount not to exceed 
$1,897,436.50 and a total contract amount not to exceed $42,891,346.50, with no time extension. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

ADJOURN 

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and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 



TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 

REGULAR MEETING 
Immediately following the Closed Session 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAR 3 1 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
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4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Bums, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Fred Stephens, General Manager 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager 
Mike Hursh, Deputy General Manager 
Martin Gran, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - Anticipated Litigation 

Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 54956.9: TWU, Local 250-A 

As defendant _1 As plaintiff 

ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 4:19 p.m. 



REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:25 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the February 28, 2005 Special Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

(5.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss anticipated 
litigation with the City Attorney. There was no action taken. 

(5.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

The Board Secretary announced that the EEO Quarterly report had been removed from the 
agenda at the request of staff. It will be presented to the Board at a future meeting. 



6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

-Establishing meaningful off-peak evening, late night and weekend service. Measure 
on-time service hour performance and service delivery against Prop. E established 
requirement level. (Director Din) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Peter Ho stated that he supported establishing service standards for off peak hours. Sometimes he 
has to walk home because a bus doesn't show up. 

Helen Kwan stated that the City should establish meaningful off-peak service that is meaningful to 
people who use the service. People who get off of work late in the evening shouldn't be waiting for 
a bus they aren't sure will arrive. On the weekends and evenings there are fewer buses. She 
expressed hope that standards would be developed. 

David Pilpel stated that Director Din's idea was a good idea. Off-peak service is on time roughly as 
often as during peak periods. The MTA should assign traffic inspectors and have Central Control 
be more diligent. Operators shouldn't be leaving the terminal early. Getting rid of early departures 
would get us much closer to the on-time performance standard. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment and requested that staff comment on the item. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that he now had a better understanding of what was desired. He stated 
that he would recommend an on-time performance measure for off-peak and weekend service be 
added as separate goals to the Service Standard Report. 

Director Din expressed the hope that the MTA would be able to publish a schedule. People who get 
off work late in the evening need to rely on a schedule so they can get home. He added that he had 
received input from former Director Mike Casey who stated that hotel workers relied on public transit 
on the weekends. Director Din stated that he hopes staff would consider the needs of the public. 

Director Kasolas inquired about how posting schedules for evening service would affected 
current policies. Exec. Director Bums stated that posting schedules did not affect current 
policies. He added that the MTA would be printing a new schedule once they had a schedule that 
reflected the anticipated service reductions. 

Director Din commented that additional staff may be required during the weekend to answer calls 
to the 673 -MUNI phone number. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that publishing a schedule as soon as possible would answer many of 
the MTA's problems so people could see where we are. She stated that publishing a schedule 
was a high priority. 



Exec. Director Burns commented that the MTA currently runs by a schedule. The only 
difference would be to carve out specific performance measures for evenings and weekends. 

Director Din stated that staff should investigate a modified evening or late-night service schedule 
because there is a quiet time between 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. After 10:00 p.m. service demand may 
be higher because of people who are getting off of a late shift. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that schedules are developed for peak-demand of the time period. 
For example, if peak demand was at 9:00 p.m. then the MTA builds the schedule around that 
time. This issue is one of reliability rather than scheduling. 

Chairman Vaughns inquired about how service could be increased given the current budget 
situation. Director Burns stated that the MTA would do their best to meet service demand given 
the budget limitations. He added that the opportunity to add service was very limited since 
service reductions would occur as a result of the budget deficit. The key points were to have a 
schedule and have buses that ran reliably to that schedule, particularly during off-peak hours. He 
added that the focus needed to be on running reliably to the established schedule. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that she continues to hear comments regarding fare evasion. She 
proposed a public relations campaign and offered the following slogan, "Fare evasion is wrong! - 
It's fair to pay your fare". 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Prop K Prioritization Program 
-EEO Quarterly Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Burns stated that he was pleased to present this month's Special Recognition 
Award to Regina Tharayil and James Lance. Regina joined Muni in January 1997 as a Senior 
Personnel Analyst in the Human Resources Division and was promoted to Principal Personnel 
Analyst in June 1999. Currently Ms. Tharayil supervises Human Resource analysts working in 
the areas of Recruitment, Selection and Classification. Regina and her staff recently 
administered a written civil service examination to almost 700 candidates who applied for a 
promotion to Transit Supervisor. Regina' s leadership and expertise guaranteed the success of 
this project, and service disruption was kept to a minimum over the two-day testing period as a 
result of her painstaking work in scheduling operators for the exam. 

James Lance joined Muni in July 2001 as a Senior Personnel Analyst. As the analyst in charge of 
the Transit Supervisor examination, James did an outstanding job in leading his co-workers in 
four separate administrations of the exam during two long 12-hour days. His professionalism 
and attention to detail in the logistical planning, preparation and execution of this project resulted 
in an exceptionally smooth process. 



Ms. Tharayil expressed her appreciation to the Board and to Mr. Burns for the recognition and 
acknowledged the team of people who worked on the project. Mr. Lance also thanked the Board 
and Mr. Bums and commented that it was a pleasure to work for Muni. Chairman Vaughns 
acknowledged and commended Ms. Tharayil and Mr. Lance on behalf of the Board of Directors. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the Department of Parking and Traffic had begun implementing 
the six-wheel truck loading zone program as a way to address the problem of large trucks double- 
parking downtown. He stated that in the past, there have been problems with large numbers of 
contractor's vehicles and smaller delivery vehicles that park in truck loading zones, rendering 
these zones unavailable for large delivery vehicles. Red-domed parking meters distinguish the 
spaces for these six-wheel trucks. They are in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday 
through Friday. 

The MTA submitted a balanced budget, in accordance with Prop E, to the Board of Supervisors 
on March 1 , 2005. The budget is usually considered in May of each year at the same time as 
other enterprise departments. Staff has also submitted separate legislation to establish meter 
rates, parking fines, contractor and RPP permits fees consistent with the levels approved in the 
MTA Budget. These items require approval separate from the budget in accordance with state 
law. The MTA is requesting that the Board of Supervisors consider the rates, fines and fees 
legislation in early April. 

The Giants season opener is April 5 with exhibition games on March 31 st , April 1 st and 2 nd . 
In the past BART riders would get a free ride to SBC with a "BART to MUNI" transfer and pay 
full fare on the return trip. This year BART patrons will have to pay one dollar each way. The 
MTA will provide 6 two car trains to supplement regular N line service ninety minutes before 
game time. Parking Control Officers will be deployed to assist with traffic control. 

The Grand Opening of the Hotel Vitale took place at noon on Wednesday, March 9, 2005. 
Chip Conley, owner of the hotel, was the emcee for the event with Mayor Gavin Newsom and 
former Mayor Willie Brown toasting the celebration. Directors Din and Mezey were also present. 
Joie de Vivre will operate the Hotel with a 65-year lease. Under the terms of the lease, the 
developer pays all costs of operating, maintaining, and repairing the hotel, and will pay rent to 
the MTA estimated to approximately $4 million a year over the lease's life. This has been an 
excellent joint venture between public private parties. 

Jack Fleck, acting Traffic Engineer, presented the five-year Prop K expenditure plans. 

Peter Straus, Manager of Service Planning, presented the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit Study. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, stated that the CAC had no new recommendations. 



9. Public Comment 

Kash, SF Bicycle Coalition, stated that the Bike Coalition had been working with the Joint 
Powers Board to provide a staffed bike storage facility at CalTrain station at 4 th and Townsend. 
They see this facility as having the potential to increase CalTrain riders. He doesn't understand 
why CalTrain killed this program after the bid for construction was issued. 

Norman Rolfe urged the Board to be considerate the public who are waiting and schedule closed 
sessions after the regular session rather than before. 

Josh Hart, SF Bicycle Coalition, spoke about the need to have an attended bicycle facility at the 
4 th and Townsend CalTrain station. There is a major theft problem in the area and grant funds 
have already been allocated for the project. He requested that the Board support the project and 
help keep it alive. 

Bert Hill stated that he had been working with the Bicycle Coalition on the Caltrain Station bike 
area. There is tremendous need and demand for this service. Only 1 6 bikes are allowed per 
train. He stated that the MTA Board should take an active role in influencing Caltrain to show 
some regard for cyclists. 

Roger Bazeley stated that he was impressed with the direction taken with respect to Prop. K 
planning over past few years. He is glad to see bike needs distinguished from pedestrian needs. 
He would like to see projects implemented on a more timely manner and the pedestrian master 
plan put on a fast track. He recommended the expansion of pedestrian countdowns signals in 
areas adjacent to major arterial corridors. 

Jeremy Nelson, TLC, supports a bike facility at the CalTrain bike station and suggested that the 
MTA secure a nearby location that would provide an operating subsidy for the bike station. He 
stated that the American Planning Association conference was being held in San Francisco. It is 
important for the Directors to attend. TLC has prepared a list of the most important sessions. 
Directors who do attend the conference should report back at a public meeting. 

Barry Taranto would like to see a staff report on the types and numbers of citations issued. The 
24-Divisadero line is terrible and poorly managed. It needs to be monitored, particularly in the 
evening. DPT should manage construction on Mission Street better since it affects public 
transportation. The Board should have a report as to whether the paratransit debit card contract is 
being administered properly. White zones are not being enforced properly. 

M.P.R. Howard wondered why it was impossible to get the office of the Muni general manager 
on the phone and why the public information officer wasn't available. Muni doesn't publish bus 
route schedules. Customer Service gives you a form letter that doesn't tell you if a problem had 
been dealt with. Why is Muni and DPT unable to stop taxi drivers from using bus zones as 
cabstands? 



Mark Gruberg, United Taxicab Workers, stated that limousines were taking service from 
taxicabs. Limousines park in white zones and give kickbacks to the doorman when the doorman 
steers passengers to their cars. He requested stricter enforcement of white zones. 

Rua Graffis, United Taxicab Workers, agreed with Mr. Gruberg's comments. She stated that 
limousines park in the white zones. She requested better enforcement of those white zones. 

Kate White expressed support for the Caltrain bike station plan. Bicycles are a safe and reliable 
way to get to the station. She urged Exec. Director Burns to use his position on the CalTrain Joint 
Powers Board to save the project. 

David Kardatzke supports the construction of a bike station at the CalTrain station. He added 
that Mr. Straus didn't mention bicycles as part of the Van Ness BRT. 

Shannon Dodge rides her bike to the CalTrain station. She takes her bike with her down the 
Peninsula because she doesn't want her bike stolen. She was looking forward to having a bike 
station in San Francisco and was shocked to hear that CalTrain was turning down funds for this 
project. 

Jean Ellis Jones stated that TWU has been asking for a public relations person who could address 
issues and educate the public about the delays. P.R. is greatly needed and deserved. 

Glenda Lavigne stated that eight double car trains were used last year for ballpark service but this 
year only six are scheduled. Revenue cars are being pulled out of regular service to serve the 
ballpark. This will impact people who are trying to get home and that needs to be addressed. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment and inquired about the situation with white zones. 
Exec. Director Burns will investigate and report back on the matter. 

Chairman Vaughns requested information about the CalTrain bike storage facility. Exec. 
Director Burns replied that the Caltrain Board had taken no action on the project. CalTrain staff 
is reluctant to build it without knowing who would be operating it. They are facing a $13 million 
budget deficit and have no interest in running it themselves. Other counties would likely say 
that this was San Francisco's responsibility and would probably vote against the project. He 
feels that some private or non-profit operator should run the project. 

Director Mezey requested a report at the next meeting on what was involved in the bike storage 
facility. Exec. Director Burns stated that he would be happy to provide the background of and 
facts about the project and stated that he sympathizes with the need for a secure facility. He will 
also pass along the comments made by the Board and by the public to Joint Powers Board. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Rommel Silva, Unlitigated Claim #0402272 filed on 2/1 1/04 for $7,500 

B. Milen Yap, Unlitigated Claim #0402273 filed on 2/1 1/04 for $10,000 

C. Jan Naftalin, Unlitigated Claim #0403201 filed on 4/21/04 for $17,500 

D. Lilia Chibane, Superior Ct. #41 1203 filed on 8/6/02 for $20,000 

E. Leslie LoCoco, Unlitigated Claim #0502302 filed on 1/14/05 for $20,000 

F. Bick Lee, Superior Ct. #418599 filed on 3/24/03 for $40,000 

RESOLUTION 05-035 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Scott Street, east side, from the 
north crosswalk at Grove Street to 16 feet southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE/TERMINAL - Hudson Avenue, northeast side, between 3rd St 
and Newhall St. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-036 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $744,000 in Federal Building Fund capital 
assistance from the GSA for Muni's Radio System Replacement project. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

This item was severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 



Glenda Lavigne, TWU-Local 200, stated that the resolution wasn't clear about what the money 
was being used for. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the cost for the whole replacement project was $80 million, 
which includes all vehicles and central control. Radio replacement is a priority for the Agency. 
This money was secured by working through Congresswoman Pelosi's office. As money for the 
project are secured, it is put into an account that is built up to pay for entire project. 

RESOLUTION 05-037 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposals for a urine drug collector and breath 
alcohol technician/screening test technician for MTA's drug and alcohol testing program; evaluate 
proposals; and negotiate a contract in an amount not to exceed $400,000 and a term not to exceed 
three years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-038 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute Unilateral Contract Modification No. 8 to Contract No. 
MR-1 146, Third Street Light Rail Project: Traction Power Systems Project, with Mitchell Engineering 
to extend the time by 219 calendar days to January 21, 2005, and increase the contract amount by 
$22,810.99, for a total contract amount of $9,01 1,888.08. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-039 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.3 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

11. Approving the following traffic modifications: 

POTRERO AVENUE LIVABLE STREET CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS including 
lane reductions, crosswalk improvements, north and south bound bicycle lanes and a 
northbound bus lane at various locations on Potrero Avenue, between 17 th and 25th Streets 



A. ESTABLISH - NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND BIKE LANES - Potrero Avenue, from 17th 
Street to 50 feet south of 25th Street 

B. ESTABLISH - NO LEFT TURN - Potrero Ave, northbound, at 23rd St; Potrero Ave, 
northbound, at 25 th St. and Potrero Ave, southbound, into SFGH driveway south of 21 st St. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM - 9 AM and 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY - 
FRIDAY - 23rd Street, north side, from Potrero Avenue to 75 feet easterly 

D. ESTABLISH - "TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING", 7 AM - 9 AM and 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY - 
FRIDAY - 23rd Street, south side, from Potrero Avenue to 52 feet westerly; 

E. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - from 73 feet to 100 feet south of 17th Street, west side; from 
60 feet to 100 feet north of 17th Street, east side; from 78 feet to 100 feet south of 18th Street, 
west side; from 50 feet to 120 feet south of 18th Street, east side; from 73 feet to 100 feet south 
of 20th Street, west side; from 64 feet to 120 feet north of 20th Street, east side; from 70 feet to 
100 feet south of 21st Street, west side; from 74 feet to 100 feet south of 22nd Street, west side; 
from 74 feet to 100 feet south of 23rd Street, west side; from 100 feet to 125 feet north of 24th 
Street, east side; from 77 feet to 100 feet south of 24th Street, west side; and from 80 feet to 120 
feet south of 25th Street, east side. 

F. REVOKE - NO LEFT TURN - Potrero Avenue, northbound, at 24th Street 

G. REVOKE - NO LEFT TURN - Potrero Avenue, southbound, at 17th Street 

H. CLOSE - CROSSWALK - Potrero Avenue, north side at 23rd Street (western leg) 

I. ESTABLISH - MID-BLOCK CROSSWALK - Potrero Avenue, approximately 360 feet north of 
the 23rd Street (west) intersection 

J. ESTABLISH - NEW MID-BLOCK TRAFFIC SIGNAL - Potrero Avenue, approximately 360 
feet north of the 23rd Street (west) intersection. 

K. ESTABLISH - BUS, TAXI AND RIGHT TURN ONLY LANE - Potrero Avenue, northbound, 
from 220 feet south of 23 rd Street to 100 feet north of 22nd Street. 

L. RESCIND - NO LEFT TURN 3:30 PM - 7 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Potrero 
Avenue, northbound, at 24 th Street. 

M. ESTABLISH - NO U-TURN - Potrero Avenue, southbound, at 22 nd Street; Potrero Avenue, 
northbound, at 22 nd Street. 

N. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING AT ALL TIMES - Potrero Avenue, east side, 
from 50 feet south of 23 rd Street to 23 rd Street; Potrero Avenue, east side, from 23rd Street to the 
existing bus bulb, 310 feet north of 23rd Street; Potrero Avenue, east side from 50 feet south of 
22nd Street to 22nd Street; and Potrero Avenue, east side, from 22nd Street north to 160 feet 
north of 22nd Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

Exec .-Director Burns stated that the Potrero Avenue Traffic Calming initiative had been in the 
planning stage for some time. He commented that a vast majority of people supported the plan, 
as it was good for traffic calming, mass transit, pedestrians and bicyclists. 

Bond Yee, Director, Department of Parking and Traffic presented the staff report. 

Chairman Vaughns opened public comment and established a time limitation of two minutes per 
speaker. 

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PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Hunter Cutting stated that as residents of Potrero Avenue, his family would be affected by this 
plan in every way. The plan doesn't go far enough and is long overdue. Please support the plan. 

Fran Taylor stated that she was in support of the project but doesn't think it goes far enough. She 
hopes this is just the beginning rather than an end. She has never seen a transit-only lane 
enforced and hopes that enforcement is part of the plan. 

M.P.R. Howard stated that it always had been illegal to make right-turns off of Potrero but 
requests for enforcement had fallen on deaf ears. They do not want to see the right-turn 
established on Potrero. The loss of parking will be significant. 

Kash stated that his family lived and rode their bikes on Potrero. He would like to see the street 
made safer for his daughter. Please approve it. 

Josh Hart, SF Bicycle Coalition, expressed his support for the project. He noted that the 
neighbors have been waiting for years for this project. Bicycle lanes are a critical safety element. 
He urged the MTA to approve it. He also urged staff to look at the possibility of widening the 
bike lane to allow riders to ride outside the dangerous door zone. He thanked DPT and Kevin 
Keck for their hard work and patience. 

Jesus Gomez noted that he lives in area where the bus stop was being extended. He asked that 
the bus stop be moved back to the corner. He commented that articulated buses wouldn't be able 
to move into the bus stop mid-block because of the cars that will be parked in front of and in 
back of the bus zone. Don't eliminate any parking. 

Daniel Connelly stated that he was a regular rider and urged support. 

Bob Ivory stated that he rode his bike to S.F. General hospital every day and urged the Board to 
support the plan. The compromise of eight parking places was nothing compared to the life of a 
child. 

Bert Hill stated that he remembers when Elizabeth Dominguez was killed. She is an example of 
why students need a safe route to school. He stated that he endorses the compromise plan. It 
gives us a transit-first city and allows for a comprehensive bike route. 

Jeremy Nelson, Transportation for a Livable City (TLC), stated that TLC strongly supported the 
proposal because it will improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. He urged further revisions such 
as allocating funding for additional enforcement of the three-block bus rapid transit lane; 
landscaping the center median to encourage neighborhood revitalization; and directing staff to 
begin working on phase II of the project. 



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Barry Taranto expressed concern that there wasn't enough outreach to the rest of the city. It's 
important to monitor this project to determine the effect of this project on other streets. He is 
concerned about left-turn lanes on 24 th st . 

Mark Alvarado stated that he was at the intersection on the day that Elizabeth Dominquez was 
killed. He urged the Board to pass the proposal. He appreciates the work but implored staff to 
expand the scope of the project. 

Kate White stated that she was thrilled to see the plan before the Board. She sees these changes 
as "Transit-First" and pedestrian, children and bicycle friendly. 

David Kardatzke stated that pedestrian safety was the priority and urged the Board to support the 
project. 

Shannon Dodge stated that she is looking forward to this groundbreaking traffic project. She 
commended staff for a project that has something for everyone. She strongly supports the project. 
She hopes to see enforcement of the 25 mph speed limit. 

Roger Bazeley stated that he was nervous about the project. He supports the traffic calming 
improvements and bicycle lanes but would rather have seen a center orientation for the buses. 
Potrero is an excellent location for bus rapid transit. 

RESOLUTION 05-040 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

12. Authorizing the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0847J: Cesar Chavez 
Street Traffic Signal Upgrade, to Phoenix Electric Company, as the lowest responsive and 
responsible bidder, for a total contract amount of $591,579.00. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-041 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 



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13. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 18 (Unilateral), and Contract 
Modification No. 19 (Unilateral) to Contract No. MR-1 143, Third St. Light Rail Transit, Jerrold 
to Donner Avenue, with Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corporation, to increase the contract by 
$1,933,258.40 for a total contract amount not to exceed $35,087,398.40, and to increase the 
contract duration by 21 calendar days. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
contract modification and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that acronyms be spelled out. 

RESOLUTION 05-042 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 15 to Contract No. MR-1 144, 
Third Street Light Rail Project: Donner Avenue to Hester Avenue, with Shimmick Construction 
Co./Homer J. Olsen, for additional traffic routing and traffic control, for an amount not to exceed 
$1,897,436.50 and a total contract amount not to exceed $42,891,346.50, with no time extension. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-043 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:24 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. . 

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Board Secretary 




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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
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CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 



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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING A TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting, Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-March 15, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Heather Mewes, Unlitigated Claim #0502359 filed on 1/20/05 for $5,699.25 

B. Peter Freitag, Unlitigated Claim #0502506 filed on 1/24/05 for $6,018.98 

C. Jean Mackey Bennett, Unlitigated Claim #0502364 filed on 1/20/05 for $6,830.27 

D. David Jah, Superior Ct. #309035 filed on 1/6/00 for $10,000 

E. Shimelis Seregela, Superior Ct. #429275, filed on 3/3/04 for $25,000 

F. Javier Giron, Unlitigated Claim #0500450 filed on 8/9/04 for $56,000 

G. Lexington Insurance and Archives Management, Superior Ct. #428174 filed on 1/22/04 
for $74,484.49 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Shotwell Street, west side, 
between the driveways of 908 and 910 Shotwell St. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)- Hillpoint St., both sides, north of 
Parnassus Ave. 

C. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - John Muir Drive, both sides, between Lake Merced 
Boulevard and the east property line of the Lakewood Apartments. 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Paulding Street, north side, 
from the Arago Street intersection to 1 1 5 feet westerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - BIKE LANES - Market Street, both directions, between Van Ness Avenue 
and 8th Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $636,000 in Bay Area Air Quality Management 
District and Transportation Development Act funds for striping and signing bike lanes on various 
streets; purchasing and installing bicycle racks; and bicycle safety programs. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Approving the exercise of an option for the lease of 66,317 square feet of office space on the 
seventh floor of One South Van Ness Avenue at a rental rate of $2.00 per square foot per month, 
and affirming the Director of Planning's environmental findings regarding the lease. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, lease and resolution.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

12. Approving the Fiscal Year 2005-2006 budget and capital improvement requests for the 
following garages: 

A. Fifth and Mission Parking Garage 

B. S utter-Stockton Garage. 

C. Union Square Parking Garage. 



D. Ellis O'Farrell Garage. 

E. Portsmouth Square Garage. 

F. Japan Center Garage and the Japantown Task Force's budget. (Explanatory documents 
include staff reports, resolutions and budgets.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Lotte Krug, Superior Ct. #429287 filed on 3/2/04 for $100,000 

B. Muriel Goodwin, Superior Ct. #3416400 filed on 9/25/03 for $133,750 

C. Masha Khazin, Superior Ct. #422171 filed on 7/7/03 for $325,000 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 






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REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR 1 5 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
2(415)554-6896 FAX (415)5 54-4143 




FRANCISCO 



MEKIT OF PARKING 1 TRAFFIC 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:08 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Wil Din - with notification 

Michael Kasolas - with notification 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the March 15, 2005 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Din, Kasolas-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman Vaughns requested the concurrence of the Board to change the start time of MTA 
Board meetings from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Chairman Vaughns requested that the Board 
Secretary read Article 7, Section 4 of the MTA Rules of Order. 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Article 7, Section 4, pertaining to amendments to the Rules 
of Order, says "an amendment to the Rules of Order may, after ten days' notice, be adopted by 
the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the Board". 



Chairman Vaughns directed the Secretary to post a notice to amend the Rules of Order to change 
the start time of the meeting at 2:00 p.m. and to find a venue that would allow the Board to meet 
at that time. The Board Secretary stated that she would post the notice immediately to allow 
consideration of the item at the April 19 Board meeting. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Burns stated that he was pleased to present the Special Recognition Award to 
James Sanabria. James has been a Muni employee for five years as a 7371 Electric Transit 
Vehicle Mechanic in Rail Maintenance. While working as a Rail Vehicle Mechanic James honed 
his troubleshooting skills and proved to be a quick study in learning the electrical circuits and 
mechanical components on the Breda LRV. James also worked in "Meet & Greet", a highly 
stressful position that requires a person to possess a solid working knowledge of the LRV, and be 
able to think quickly. When James transferred to the Mobile Response Unit (MRU) he was able 
to apply his mechanical skills, knowledge of the LRV subsystems and an uncanny ability to work 
well under pressure to clear line delays and respond to emergency situations. On more than one 
occasion James was called upon to respond to major accidents involving pedestrians with 
injuries. Mr. Sanabria stated that he is grateful for the award and happy to provide the assistance. 
Chairman Vaughns acknowledged and commended Mr. Sanabria on behalf of the Board of 
Directors. 

On April 11, William Lieberman will join the MTA as Director of Planning. Mr. Lieberman is a 
30-year planning veteran whose experience includes 20 years of integrated transit planning. For 
almost 17 years, he served as Director of Planning and Operations for the Metropolitan Transit 
Development Board in San Diego. He will be formally introduced at the next meeting and 
introduced to the general planning community at an April 27 SPUR meeting. 

The Bicycle Plan was scheduled to be heard in early April by the Board of Supervisors, however, 
a member of the public challenging the adequacy of the environmental review process recently 
filed an appeal. A tentative hearing on the appeal is scheduled on April 19. Consideration of the 
Bicycle Plan Update will be continued pending a decision on the appeal. 

At the last Board meeting, members of the public commented on a proposed CalTrain bike 
storage facility. MTA staff met with CalTrain, the Bicycle Coalition and the Transportation 
Authority to try to come to some resolution. CalTrain' s concern is that while they have secured 
the grants to construct the facility, they do not want to be responsible for operating subsidies 
given their current fiscal crisis. The MTA is reluctant to accept that responsibility as well given 
its' budget problems 



Workshops will be held on April 13 th , 14 th and 22 nd to introduce the Geary Bus Rapid Transit 
Project to the public and to solicit feedback from the community on transportation needs and 
opportunities. These presentations will be translated into several languages. The Transportation 
Authority is leading this effort. The MTA is actively supporting the events. 

Chairman Vaughns expressed concern that the public receives adequate notification of the Geary 
Bus Rapid Transit Project meetings. Exec. Director Burns stated that notification to the public 
was the responsibility of the Transportation Authority. Staff will report back to the Board about 
those efforts. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that at the March 15 Board meeting, several speakers expressed 
concern about limousines illegally parking in hotel white zones. Speakers stated that taxis were 
losing business and asked the MTA to examine the issue. White zones are restricted to non- 
commercial vehicles loading and unloading and have a five-minute time limit. Staff spoke with 
the San Francisco Police Department's Taxi Detail. They agreed to work with Patricia Breslin of 
the Hotel Council, who also serves as a member of the Taxi Commission who will work with the 
hotels to notify them that the city plans to vigorously enforce the five-minute time limit in hotel 
white zones. DPT will also work on an enforcement plan and will report back to the Board on 
this matter. 

The MTA has issued layoff notices to approximately 200 part-time and full-time transit operators 
as part of the effort to deal with the FY06 budget shortfall. The budget solution included $13 
million in service reductions. Staff is working with the City and TWU, Local 250- to see if the 
MTA can offer early retirement to protect workers. These notices are a start to a process that 
could take several months. The layoffs will be effective June 30 . 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, DPT, reported on a recent fire at the Conservatory of Music, 
immediately adjacent to 25 Van Ness, and its impact to 25 Van Ness and the SFgo project. An 
industrial hygienist has assessed the extent of the damage. Staff is keeping tabs on time lost, 
expenses and damages and will be filing a claim with the contractor. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Board Secretary Boomer announced that the CAC Chairman, Dan Murphy, had contacted her to 
say that he would not be making a report this evening. 

9. Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that the budget had included significant service reductions and potential layoffs. 
A process for these changes was supposed to commence immediately. He wondered what the 
schedule was and when a "General Sign Up" would take place. He expressed concern that part-time 
operators were being laid off. He also asked about the plan for token booklets that were expiring at 
the end of June and about the status of CDS Net in the downtown station booths. He added that 
there needed to be more enforcement of transit lanes and other existing regulations. 



Barry Taranto expressed concern that DPT's website didn't have notices posted for recent weekly 
public hearings on traffic changes. He stated that Kelly Castagnaro, acting Director of the Taxi 
Commission, was unaware of a March 25 hearing on the Hilton hotel cabstand. Since there was 
no notice of that meeting, another hearing should be held because due process was denied. He 
stated that white zones continue to be bombarded with limousines. 

Phil Rambo wondered how people would get to their jobs during odd hours if transit service was 
cut. He stated that sometimes operators did have a chip on their shoulder and were hostile but if 
people went through what operators did, they would understand. 

Chairman Vaughns thanked the speakers and closed public comment and asked Exec. Director 
Burns if he had any response to public comment. Exec. Director Burns stated that he is planning 
to have a full discussion of the service adjustments at the next Board meeting. Staff plans to start 
implanting the approved service adjustments for FY05. He also stated that tokens were being 
horded in the expectation of a fare increase. To date, staff has not been successful in identifying 
a vendor who would make tokens that would work. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Heather Mewes, Unlitigated Claim #0502359 filed on 1/20/05 for $5,699.25 

B. Peter Freitag, Unlitigated Claim #0502506 filed on 1/24/05 for $6,018.98 

C. Jean Mackey Bennett, Unlitigated Claim #0502364 filed on 1/20/05 for $6,830.27 

D. David Jah, Superior Ct. #309035 filed on 1/6/00 for $10,000 

E. Shimelis Seregela, Superior Ct. #429275, filed on 3/3/04 for $25,000 

F. Javier Giron, Unlitigated Claim #0500450 filed on 8/9/04 for $56,000 

G. Lexington Insurance and Archives Management, Superior Ct. #428174 filed on 1/22/04 
for $74,484.49 



RESOLUTION 05-044 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Shotwell Street, west side, 
between the driveways of 908 and 910 Shotwell St. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)- Hillpoint St., both sides, north of 
Parnassus Ave. 

C. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - John Muir Drive, both sides, between Lake Merced 
Boulevard and the east property line of the Lakewood Apartments. 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Paulding Street, north side, 
from the Arago Street intersection to 1 15 feet westerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - BIKE LANES - Market Street, both directions, between Van Ness Avenue 
and 8th Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

Executive Director Burns requested that Item 10.2 E be severed from the Consent Calendar. Jack 
Fleck, acting Traffic Engineer presented the project. Mr. Fleck expressed appreciation for the 
work of the Bicycle Coalition. Staff is eager to implement these bike lanes by Bike to Work 
Day. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that at that location, Market Street is wide so there is plenty of room for a 
bike lane. The street narrows at the Ramada Hotel. He requested dotted lines to placed on the 
street 20-30 feet before the bus stop to allow for a safe merger for bicycles into the transit lanes. 
He suggested that the MTA send a letter to the police requesting stepped-up enforcement of 
transit-only lanes 

Leah Shahum, S.F. Bike Coalition, thanked DPT for their effort. This has been a 2-year public 
process and they are happy to see this moving forward. This is the first phase of a longer-range 
plan and with more controversial items coming forward. She noted that the bike community had 
agreed to live with the 8 th St. intersection but it needs attention. She encouraged the city to think 
about creative approaches such as colored bike lanes, bike boxes and shared route arrows. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that this project was an indication of collaborative partnership. She 
expressed pride and pleasure in seeing this project move forward 

RESOLUTION 05-045 

On motion to approve Item 10.2 E: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 



ABSENT - Din and Kasolas 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $636,000 in Bay Area Air Quality Management 
District and Transportation Development Act funds for striping and signing bike lanes on various 
streets; purchasing and installing bicycle racks; and bicycle safety programs. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-046 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2 E severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Din and Kasolas 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Approving the exercise of an option for the lease of 66,317 square feet of office space on the 
seventh floor of One South Van Ness Avenue at a rental rate of $2.00 per square foot per month, 
and affirming the Director of Planning's environmental findings regarding the lease. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, lease and resolution.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that the item required approval by the Board of Supervisors. He suggested 
that the staff report wasn't clear about who was moving and at what time. He noted that existing 
space at 949 Presidio and at the Green division wasn't being fully utilized and requested further 
clarification about the breakdown of money. 

Glenda Lavigne, TWU-200, stated that for safety and security reasons, the MTA couldn't move 
Central Control. She requested clarification about the plan to relocate Central Control and 
inquired about the anticipated savings for the project. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the Executive Director again clarify the savings that would 
occur as a result of this consolidation. Exec. Director Burns stated that the overall intent of the 
moves was to reduce costs. The ultimate goal is for the City and County of San Francisco to own 
the building, which would substantially reduce the cost. It could possibly generate income from 
other tenants. The MTA does intend to relocate Central Control. Centralization of MTA 
operations is one benefit of the move. Another benefit is that other MTA property would be 
freed up for income-generating development. Staff did not separate out operating costs 



Deputy City Attorney Julia Friedlander stated that the exercise of the option requires the approval 
of the Board of Supervisors. 

Director Mezey requested a breakdown of operating expenses. 

RESOLUTION 05-047 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Din and Kasolas 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

12. Approving the Fiscal Year 2005-2006 budget and capital improvement requests for the 
following garages: 

A. Fifth and Mission Parking Garage 

B. S utter-Stockton Garage 

C. Union Square Parking Garage 

D. Ellis O'Farrell Garage 

E. Portsmouth Square Garage 

F. Japan Center Garage and the Japantown Task Force's budget. 

Ron Szeto, acting Director of the Parking Authority presented the staff report. 

Peter Lee, Corporate Manager for the Portsmouth Square Garage responded to a question by 
Director Mezey regarding the parking garage rates at the I Hotel. Mr. Lee stated that while the 
initial rate at I Hotel undercut Portsmouth Square Garage rates, I Hotel rates have recently been 
raised and people were returning to the Portsmouth Square garage. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norm Rolfe asked if the private sector garages had been surveyed to see how their rates 
compared to city-owned garages and how much rent received from commercial businesses came 
to Muni. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that staff had considered private sector garage rates and occupancy 
rates in their deliberations. 

Chairman Vaughns noted that several lights were broken at the Civic Center Garage and 
requested that staff investigate and repair them. 



RESOLUTION 05-048 

On motion to approve the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage budget: 
ADOPTED: AYES - Black, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Din and Kasolas 
RESOLUTION 05-049 
On motion to approve the Sutter-Stockton Garage budget: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Din and Kasolas 
RESOLUTION 05-050 
On motion to approve the Union Square Parking Garage budget: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Din and Kasolas 
RESOLUTION 05-051 
On motion to approve the Ellis O'Farrell Garage budget: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Din and Kasolas 
RESOLUTION 05-052 
On motion to approve the Portsmouth Square Garage budget: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Din and Kasolas 
RESOLUTION 05-053 



On motion to approve the Japan Center Garage and the Japantown Task Force's budgets: 
ADOPTED: AYES - Black, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Din and Kasolas 
RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 6:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Wil Din - with notification 

Michael Kasolas - with notification 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Fred Stephens, General Manager 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager 
Mike Hursh, Deputy General Manager 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Din, Kasolas-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 



A. Lotte Krug, Superior Ct. #429287 filed on 3/2/04 for $100,000 
RESOLUTION 05-054 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Din and Kasolas 

B. Muriel Goodwin, Superior Ct. #3416400 filed on 9/25/03 for $133,750 
RESOLUTION 05-055 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Din and Kasolas 

C. Masha Khazin, Superior Ct. #422171 filed on 7/7/03 for $325,000 
RESOLUTION 05-056 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Din and Kasolas 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:25 p.m. 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Krug, 
Goodwin and Khazin cases with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the 
cases. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Din, Kasolas- 
absent). 

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ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:26 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR 1 5 Z005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

04-15- 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRAN CISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (4 15)554-4143 




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SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING A TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 i m lton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
Station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to. accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing, or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the. public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the-Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele DestrO by mailtO Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 

http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-April 5, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Quarterly EEO Report 
-Legislative Activities 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Stephen Fleming, Superior Ct. #422791 filed on 7/25/03 for $10,000 

B. Li Xian Guo, Superior Ct. #427125 filed on 12/9/03 for $10,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TAXI ZONE - Castro Street, west side, from approximately 1 10 feet to 133 feet 
south of Market Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - TAXI ZONE - Castro Street, east side, from 72 to 1 12 feet south of 18th Street 
between 6 PM and 6 AM everyday. 

C. ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING, 9 AM 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - Bayshore Boulevard, 
west side, from 130 ft to 333 ft north of Costa Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - 1-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM - 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - 5th Street, west side, 
between Brannan and Bryant Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Vidal Street, both sides, between the north and 
south intersections with Higuera Avenue. 

F. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Valencia Street, west side, between 26th Street and Cesar Chavez Street. 

G. CLOSE - SIDEWALK GAP - California Street, south side, between 5th and 6th Avenues. 

H. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Potrero Ave., east side, from 15th St. to 100 feet northerly. 
I. RESCIND - 1-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - 

Capitol Ave., both sides, from Ocean Ave. to DeMontefort Ave. 
J. ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - Capitol Ave., east side, from Ocean Ave. to DeMontefort Ave. 
K. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - 16th St., north side, from Folsom St. to 80 feet westerly. 
L. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - 16 th St., north side, from Shotwell St. to 35 

feet easterly. 
M. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - 16 th St., north side, from Shotwell St. to 75 feet easterly. 
N. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Vesta Street, at Thornton 

Avenue, southwest corner; Thornton Avenue, at Scotia Avenue/Bridgeview Drive, 

southwest corner; Thornton Avenue at Scotia Avenue/Bridgeview Drive, northwest 

corner; Topeka Avenue at Apollo Street, southwest corner. 
O. RESCIND -ANGLE PARKING (45 DEGREES) -ESTABLISH - ANGLE PARKING (60 

DEGREES) - Ulloa St., south side, from 33 rd Ave. to 1 10 feet westerly. 
P. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Spear Street, west side, from 43 to 144 feet south of 

Market Street - Main Street, east side, from 253 to 353 feet south of Market Street. 
Q. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Main Street, east side, from 235 to 335 feet south of 

Market Street - Spear Street, west side, from Market Street to 130 feet southerly. 
R. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH - PARKING 

METER AREA NO.l - Mission St., south side, between Beale St. and Main St. 
S. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - ESTABLISH - MUNI POLE STOP - Union Street, 

south side, from Divisadero Street to 75-feet westerly. (Explanatory documents include a 

staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 



(10.3) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR- 
1209, West Portal Trackwork Replacement Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUM) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to reject the one non-responsive bid received for Contract No. 
MR- 1057, Muni Metro System: Replacement of Emergency Batteries and Charger Systems at 
Van Ness and Embarcadero Stations, and either re-advertise for bid call or negotiate an 
agreement for the work with a responsible contractor pursuant to San Francisco Administrative 
Code Section 6.23(C). (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.5) Urging the Board of Supervisors to approve the Controller's determination that janitorial 
services at the City's twenty one metered parking lots and five Department of Parking and Traffic 
shop facilities can be practically performed under private contract at a lesser cost than the work 
could be performed by employees of the City and County for fiscal year 2005-2006. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and determination.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to execute Cooperative Agreement No. 4-2016 with the State of 
California to allow Caltrans to design, advertise, administer and manage construction of a new 
traffic signal at the intersection of Skyline Boulevard, Lake Merced Boulevard and Herbst Road, 
at a total cost to the City not to exceed $134,200. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, agreement and financial plan.) (DPT) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

11. Presentation of proposals to adjust service in accordance with the FY06 budget. 
(Explanatory documents include a memo.) 

12. Amending the MTA Board Rules of Order to change the start time of the Regular Meeting to 
2:00 p.m. and require fees and fines to be subject to the same notice requirement as rates, charges 
and fares. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and Rules of Order.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 



4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
( 3 ), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Delmy Linares, Superior Ct. #316384 filed on 1 1/2/00 for $240,000 

B. Klara Khaimskaya, Superior Ct. #425488, filed on 10/16/03 for $2,040,000 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU Local 200 and Automotive Mechanics Local 1414 

To discuss: 

X Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 



TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 2 7 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
B(41 5) 554-6896 FAX (4 15)554-4 143 




SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



4:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - absent at Roll Call 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting; ' ! : 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the April 5, 2005 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (McCray-absent). 

5. Communications ; ; " ; 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. ;' : ''' : 

7. Executive Director's Report ..;.,.; -...^ •:;.-•: 

-Quarterly EEO Report 
-Legislative Activities 
-Ongoing Activities 



Executive Director Burns stated that he was pleased to introduce Bill Lieberman, the new Deputy 
General Manager, External Affairs, as the newest member of the MTA management team. Mr. 
Lieberman is a 30-year planning veteran whose experience includes 20 years of integrated transit 
planning expertise. For nearly 17 years, he served as Director of Planning and Operations for the 
Metropolitan Transit Development Board in San Diego. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the Board was glad to have Mr. Lieberman on board and is 
looking forward to great things from him. 

Exec. Director Burns introduced a new marketing campaign in partnership with the San 
Francisco Airport (SFO) in which both organizations were offering their respective ad space to 
each other at no cost. In June, Muni ads will be posted at the airport and SFO ads will be running 
concurrently on MTA vehicles. The two campaigns will cross-promote each other and are 
targeted toward the summer tourist market as well as local residents. Ads will run through 
August 2005. This will be the first partnership initiated by the MTA to maximize ad space and 
market the system with little or no cost. 

On Saturday, April 9, 2005, the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre offered MTA employees a night at 
the theater at a discounted price. The evening was a huge success and there was a large showing 
of support from MTA employees. Exec. Director Burns thanked Barbara Conway for continuing 
to facilitate this partnership. 

Director McCray arrived at the meeting. : 

Exec. Director Burns stated that, consistent with the Board's recommendations on this year's 
budget, the MTA's focus has been in supporting state and federal measures that enhance 
transportation funding. Assembly Bill 1208, introduced by Assemblyman Yee imposes a vehicle 
registration fee on San Francisco vehicles for maintenance, operation and construction of local 
streets and roads. Senate Bill 1020 by State Senator Migden authorizes any county Board of 
Supervisors to put a measure on the local ballot to double the state % cent sales tax. If approved 
by voters, this measure could generate an additional $30 million per year for the MTA's 
operating budget. The MTA has indicated support for this measure, which is sponsored by the 
California Transit Association and will continue to engage in advocacy on this bill. The last local 
option revenue measure is Assembly Bill 799 by Assemblyman Mark Leno. Upon voter 
approval, AB799 would allow San Francisco to restore the Vehicle License Fees to pre- 1998 
levels, which would provide $60 million to the City's general fund. This bill would benefit all 
city departments. The debate continues on how to fund the cost increases on the Bay Bridge, 
with some proposals wrapping the cost into a larger statewide funding proposal. 

Efforts continue to finalize reauthorization of TEA-21, a long overdue multi-year transportation 
bill. The House has completed action on its bill, and final Senate action is pending in early May. 
Thanks to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the House bill includes every project request 
made by the MTA, including Third Street LRT-Central Subway, Islais Creek Maintenance 
Facility, NextBus/AVL system implementation, Van Ness Corridor SFgo implementation and 



Geary BRT. Action is not yet underway on this year's FY2006 Transportation Appropriations 
bill but all of the MTA's requests have been submitted for funding consideration. 

At the request of the Federal Transit Administration, San Francisco is hosting this year's annual 
New Starts Roundtable, which will be held on May 4-6. This forum provides project sponsors 
with an opportunity to get a detailed update on the latest on changes in the New Starts planning 
process. New Starts funds will be the primary fund source for the Third St.-Central Subway 
project. 

At last meeting, testimony was given by Barry Taranto regarding insufficient notice for a public 
hearing on a Hilton Hotel taxi zone. Upon investigation, it was discovered that this item was 
posted in an incorrect location on the DPT website. Due to the mistake in posting, the item will 
be re-heard on May 6. 

Exec. Director Burns advised the Board that staff had extended the date for accepting bids for the 
Metro East Contract. The original bid due date was April 28, 2005 however the bid date has 
been extended to May 1 8 in an attempt to encourage as much competition as possible. 

Yesterday, the MTA began accepting applications for the position of car cleaner. Over 4,500 
applications were handed out. The number of car cleaners that will be hired will depend upon the 
outcome of the budget. 

Chairman Vaughns acknowledged and thanked the legislative staff and Kate Breen in particular 
for their excellent work on behalf of the MTA. 

Vernon Crawley, Manager, EEO Division presented the quarterly EEO report. 

Director Black suggested that staff train union members to provide EEO training to employees. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, presented the CAC report and recommendations. He 
acknowledged three other members of the CAC who were present, Dorris Vincent, Bruce Oka 
and Norm Rolfe. The CAC will be presenting in writing their recommendations regarding 
service adjustments, DPT and Muni Service Standards. 

9. Public Comment 

Ellen Murray stated that she wondered why the $7 million for unfilled service for FY05 was 
referred to as a debt. Over the last year, Muni had saved $2.5 to 3 million because of operator 
furloughs and the lack of a general sign up. She wondered if the $2.5 million recently given to 
Muni for lifeline transportation program would be used to offset service cuts and reduce layoffs. 
She wished that Mr. Burns would clarify that a fiscal emergency referred only to not having to do 
an environmental review. It doesn't mean the Agency can ignore union contracts. 



Barry Taranto stated that he applauds the CAC for suggesting that PCO's enforce sidewalk 
parking. He thanked staff for rescheduling the Hilton hotel hearing. He stated that there was a 
conflict of interest for the person administering the paratransit debit card contract because he also 
receives payment by a cab company. Improved enforcement is needed in the evening. 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, commended the MTA for working on critical long-term revenue 
sources for Muni and DPT. He stated that without new revenue sources, riders would be faced 
with onerous service cuts. Rescue Muni thinks that vehicle fees should fund transportation, 
including maintenance of the roads and would like to see a higher fee for vehicles that weigh 
more than the load limit and a lesser fee for alternative fuel vehicles. 

Bruce Steir, California Senior Legislature, stated that one of the many complaints he has heard 
has been the inability to park cars on Saturdays in neighborhood shopping areas. He stated that 
the yellow zones aren't being utilized because trucks don't normally deliver on Saturdays. Those 
zones should be changed to make them available to shoppers on Saturdays. He stated that he was 
personally appalled that DPT had been given permission to allow double-parking in front of 
churches during long services. 

Roger Bazeley stated that he supports Bus Rapid Transit on Geary and Van Ness, as it would 
clean up congestion and safety problems. The Transportation Authority has done a superb job at 
presenting bus rapid transit. The City has seen a serious deterioration of streets. 

David Pilpel stated that he understood that staff was going to get back to him with respect to his 
questions on One South Van Ness. He has reviewed the operator layoffs by division and 
wondered what the process was to change the number of operators that are contained in next 
year's budget. He asked if a table existed that showed the existing positions of the manager 
classes that were being reclassified. 

Sue Vaughan stated that the Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee had been advising DPT to 
ticket cars that park on sidewalks for the past two years. This is the law and the department 
shouldn't wait for the Board of Supervisors to direct them to enforce it. The cost of free parking 
will be reduced ridership on public transit, reduced walking and biking and increased congestion 
on streets and sidewalks. She recommended that the Board do everything in their power to stop 
subsidizing personal cars. The platform previously presented by the Coalition for Transit Justice 
contained recommendations that would increase the cost to car drivers. When you're planning 
for short and long term, include concept of peak oil. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD WERE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Stephen Fleming, Superior Ct. #422791 filed on 7/25/03 for $10,000 

B. Li Xian Guo, Superior Ct. #427125 filed on 12/9/03 for $10,000 

RESOLUTION 05-057 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TAXI ZONE - Castro Street, west side, from approximately 110 feet to 133 feet 
south of Market Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - TAXI ZONE - Castro Street, east side, from 72 to 1 12 feet south of 18th Street 
between 6 PM and 6 AM everyday. 

C. ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING, 9 AM 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - Bayshore Boulevard, 
west side, from 130ftto333ft north of Costa Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - 1-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM - 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - 5th Street, west side, 
between Brannan and Bryant Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Vidal Street, both sides, between the north and 
south intersections with Higuera Avenue. 

F. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Valencia Street, west side, between 26th Street and Cesar Chavez Street. 

G. CLOSE - SID EWALK GAP - California Street, south side, between 5th and 6th Avenues. 

H. ESTABLISH- MUNI BUS ZONE - Pbtrero Ave., east side, fromT5th St. to TOO feet northerly. 
I. RESCIND - 1 -HOUR PARKING, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - 

Capitol Ave., both sides, from Ocean Ave. to DeMontefort Ave. 
I. ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - Capitol Ave., east side, from Ocean Ave. to DeMontefort Ave. 
K. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - 16th St., north side, from Folsom St. to 80 feet westerly. 
L. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - 16 th St., north side, from Shotwell St. to 35 

feet easterly. 
M. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - 16 th St., north side, from Shotwell St. to 75 feet easterly. 
N. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Vesta Street, at Thornton 

Avenue, southwest corner; Thornton Avenue, at Scotia Avenue/Bridgeview Drive, 

southwest corner; Thornton Avenue at Scotia Avenue/Bridgeview Drive, northwest 

corner; Topeka Avenue at Apollo Street, southwest corner. 



O. RESCIND -ANGLE PARKING (45 DEGREES) -ESTABLISH - ANGLE PARKING (60 

DEGREES) - Ulloa St., south side, from 33 rd Ave. to 1 10 feet westerly. 
P. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Spear Street, west side, from 43 to 144 feet south of 

Market Street - Main Street, east side, from 253 to 353 feet south of Market Street. 
Q. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Main Street, east side, from 235 to 335 feet south of 

Market Street - Spear Street, west side, from Market Street to 130 feet southerly. 
R. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH - PARKING 

METER AREA NO.l - Mission St., south side, between Beale St. and Main St. 
S. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - ESTABLISH - MUNI POLE STOP - Union Street, 

south side, from Divisadero Street to 75 -feet westerly. (Explanatory documents include a 

staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-058 

Item 10.2 A and B were severed at the request a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated people in the Castro could wait for ten to fifteen minutes for a cab on the 
weekends. He met with the former Director of Taxi Commission over 2 years ago on this matter. 
Neighborhood merchants finally agreed to two spots rather than the tree spots that we originally 
wanted. This item should be approved however he doesn't think it will work because there are 
too many cabs that are needed in the area. The proposal to reduce service on the 24-line will 
mean more cabs will be needed. 

On motion to approve Item 10.2 A and B: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.3) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR- 
1209, West Portal Track work Replacement Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that the West Portal station needed a major overhaul. This project is a good 
opportunity to look at installing a third track inside the station, which would provide operational 
flexibility. He stated that he didn't object to the bid call but thinks that the Agency needs to 
examine operational issues related to a third track. 

RESOLUTION 05-059 

On motion to approve Item 10.3: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to reject the one non-responsive bid received for Contract No. 
MR- 1057, Muni Metro System: Replacement of Emergency Batteries and Charger Systems at 
Van Ness and Embarcadero Stations, and either re-advertise for bid call or negotiate an 
agreement for the work with a responsible contractor pursuant to San Francisco Administrative 
Code Section 6.23(C). (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel asked if the city could contract directly with the subcontractor. 

Chairman Vaughns referred to the staff report stating that staff conducted a survey to determine 
why there was only one bidder however the report says that none of the plan holders returned the 
phone calls. She suggested that making a determination about how best to proceed because a 
phone call wasn't returned was insufficient and that there are other means of communication that 
should prevail. 

On motion to approve Item 10.4: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

RESOLUTION 05-060 

(10.5) Urging the Board of Supervisors to approve the Controller's determination that janitorial 
services at the City's twenty one metered parking lots and five Department of Parking and Traffic 
shop facilities can be practically performed under private contract at a lesser cost than the work 
could be performed by employees of the City and County for fiscal year 2005-2006. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and determination.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-061 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to execute Cooperative Agreement No. 4-2016 with the State of 
California to allow Caltrans to design, advertise, administer and manage construction of a new 
traffic signal at the intersection of Skyline Boulevard, Lake Merced Boulevard and Herbst Road, 
at a total cost to the City not to exceed $134,200. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, agreement and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-062 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.2 A and B, 10.3 and 10.4 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

11. Presentation of proposals to adjust service in accordance with the FY06 budget. 
(Explanatory documents include a memo.) 

Executive Director Burns stated that that staff had addressed the $57 million budget deficit with a 
"shared approach". These proposals represent $13 million in service adjustments and efficiencies. 
A majority of the changes ($7 million) were proposed as part of the FY05 budget but were not 
implemented. No action would be taken by the Board tonight and over the next several weeks; these 
proposals will be presented at public hearings. Information about the public meetings will be posted 
on the website, in brochures and on board Muni vehicles and will be translated into English, Spanish 
and Chinese. 

Peter Straus, Manager, Service Planning presented the proposed service adjustments. He stated that 
staff was embarking on a public outreach campaign, beginning with a presentation to the Citizen's 
Advisory Council. The earliest time that these changes would go into effect will be August 27 th due 
to the work required to conduct a "General Sign-Up", which is the procedure that allows operators to 
change modes, routes and divisions. Staff is examining changes to schedules, the frequency between 
buses; and to line restructuring, changes to routes. Staff was also looking at labor efficiencies. 

Director Mezey stated that he found the change to a 50-minute headway on the Owl lines disturbing 
but necessary in these tough times. He requested further analysis of savings that would be achieved 
by this change. 

Director Din stated that it may be necessary in the beginning to provide the revised route and 
schedule information at bus stops so the public would know what to expect. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norman Rolfe stated these service adjustments were predicated on a budget that includes increases to 
parking and traffic rates. The MTA's budget will have to get at least six members of the Board of 
Supervisors to support it however, members have already stated that they are in opposition. If they 
don't approve the proposed parking and traffic cuts, there will have to be even more cuts in service. 
The MTA needs to prepare a "doomsday scenario" to address what will happen if those cuts aren't 
approved. 

Herbert Weiner stated that it's time to get "Muni -wise". We talk about public outreach but not 
public outrage. These cuts will be a disaster and service will probably get worse and worse. He 
stated that he see layoffs in workers but not in the top-levels of management. This plan is a collision 
course that will lead to eventual privatization. 



Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, stated that Rescue Muni had in-depth recommendations, which they 
will put in writing. He suggested extending the evening rush to a later time on the buses as well on 
light rail vehicles because people are working later. He encouraged the MTA to take all possible 
actions to improve service efficiencies and to expand diamond lanes and stop consolidations 
throughout the system. He suggested adding a bus lane from Market to Gough for the 21 -Hayes and 
converting "locals to limited" during peak periods to make the system run faster. He stated that 
maps needed to be kept updated and that it was critical to post a schedule at every stop, particularly 
for owl and community service. He urged the MTA to publish the "doomsday scenario" if the 
Board of Supervisors doesn't pass the legislation to increase parking fees and fines. 

David Pilpel referenced written comments previously provided and expressed hope that the 
information was reviewed. Mid-day cuts are a bad policy idea because it won't save money, 
particularly if part timer employees are eliminated. Cutting service at night will save money but will 
have serious rider impacts and will drive away discretionary riders. Some of the cuts to peak service 
aren't aggressive enough. Some service is provided beyond what the demand is. More information 
is needed to know what the real impact is, what the cumulative impact is, and what the impact of 
route consolidation will be. Last year's service improvements are missing from this proposal. 

David Tomheim, Central City Progressives, stated that now is the time to be increasing service not 
decreasing it. He referred to a recent article in the newspaper that said that BART was seeing an 
increase in ridership because of an increased cost of gas. The Coalition for Transit Justice said we 
needed to bring the money from cars and downtown. Mr. Tornheim stated that he is lobbying for the 
budget to be rejected and is disturbed to hear Mr. Burns say that the adjustments are within his 
power. The Board should exercise their power and be the voice of the community. All of the service 
cuts are disturbing. 

Bruce Oka stated that there were an increasing number of wheelchair users who were riding Muni 
and service was the best it has ever been. These adjustments will mean more crowding and a longer 
wait time between buses, which would make it almost impossible for him to get on a bus. It needs to 
be emphasized to the Board of Supervisors that these adjustments are necessary but if we don't get 
the companion rate hikes at garages, parking and the like, we will have "doomsday" at Muni and 
everything will collapse. This will alsoampact seniors who wiHTiave to wait longer for buses as well 
as increasing the number of people who apply for paratransit service. 

Sue Vaughan, Green Party reminded the Board of testimony she provided earlier in the year. She 
stated that oil production was on the decline. It is more expensive and harder to get it out of ground. 
We're on cusp of the end of the American, car-based way of life. This is not the time to reduce 
service. She is working to convince the Mayor and Board of Supervisors to reject the budget. 

12. Amending the MTA Board Rules of Order to change the start time of the Regular Meeting to 
2:00 p.m. and require fees and fines to be subject to the same notice requirement as rates, charges 
and fares. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and Rules of Order.) 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that adding fees and fines to the notice requirements made sense. He suggested 
that service changes such as those talked about in the previous item or any other significant changes 
to service pursuant to 16.1 12 be noticed in the same manner. He stated that he respectfully opposed 
the change in meeting time. The result will be in less "real public" and will get fewer people who 
work. By starting earlier, meetings would last longer. 

David Tornheim stated that he agreed with Mr. Pilpel regarding the time change. Four o'clock in 
the afternoon is a much more appealing time for people who work during the day. The Board of 
Directors needs to hear from people who work during the day. He is also curious to know when 
notices will be put on buses about the proposals to adjust service. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the change in meeting time was in response to feedback that she had 
received. She commented that seniors had stated that due to the lateness of the meeting time, it was 
difficult to get rides. In addition, consideration should also be given to staff that work long hours. 
She stated that meetings may get longer if Taxi Commission responsibilities were added. Any 
change will not be acceptable to everyone. If the public wishes to comment, they will attend the 
meeting or will make their comments known by other means. She suggested that this change in 
meeting time be tested on a trial basis and that the matter be revisited at the end of the year. 

Director McCray stated that the public attends meetings of the Board of Supervisors and could 
easily attend MTA meetings. 

Director Kasolas stated that he had concerns about public access and was supportive of revisiting 
the matter in December. 

RESOLUTION 05-063 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 7:08 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 



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Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager 
Ellen Shapiro, Deputy City Attorney 
Diana Buchbinder, Manager, Human Resources 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Delmy Linares, Superior Ct. #316384 filed on 11/2/00 for $240,000 
RESOLUTION 05-064 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - McCray 

B. Klara Khaimskaya, Superior Ct. #425488, filed on 10/16/03 for $2,040,000 

RESOLUTION 05-065 

On motion to approve: 

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ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU Local 200 and Automotive Mechanics Local 1414 

To discuss: 

X Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at &:07 p.m. 

1 3 . Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss Linares and 
Khaimskaya cases with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the cases. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 8:08 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 2 7 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
Sf(41 5) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-April 19, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Initiation of public disclosure of amendment to Memorandum of Understanding with Automotive 

Machinists Local 1414 pursuant to Section 8A.104(p) of the City Charter 

-Overview by CalTrans on the Bay Bridge West Approach Retrofit Project 

-Prop K Prioritization Program 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 



public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Steuart Street, east side, from Mission Street 
northerly to Don Chee Way. 

B. ESTABLISH - PART-TIME MUNI BUS ZONE 9 AM to 5 PM MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY AND 6 AM TO 7 PM SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND HOLIDAYS - Steuart 
Street, west side, from Mission Street to 80 feet southerly. 

C. RESCIND - BLUE ZONE - Steuart St., west side, from 18 to 42 feet south of Mission St. 

D. RESCIND - METERED TRUCK LOADING ZONES, 7 AM TO 1 1 AM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - Steuart St., west side, from 42 to 90 feet south of Mission St. 

E. RESCIND - MUNI POLE STOPS - ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Topeka 
Avenue, at Venus Street (nearside) southwest comer. 

F. RESCIND - METERED LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - BLUE ZONE - ESTABLISH - Mission Street, south side, from 3 feet to 
23 feet east of Steuart Street. 

G. ESTABLISH - METERED LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Mission Street, south side, from 29 feet to 51 feet west of The Embarcadero. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director to submit an application for funding under Federal Transit 
Administration programs in an amount up to $251,694,313 for various capital projects. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to reject all proposals received for Contract No. 350ES, 
Engineering and Project Management Support for Bus Procurement Projects; issue a new 
Request for Proposals with a revised scope of work; and negotiate a contract. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Public Hearing on the MTA's proposals to adjust service in accordance with the FY06 
budget. 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute District Agreement No. 4-1930-C with the State of 
California to allow Caltrans to design, advertise, administer and manage construction of traffic 
signal upgrades at 34 intersections on 19 th Avenue and Park Presidio (State Route 1) from 
Junipero Serra Boulevard to Lake Street, at a total cost to the City not to exceed $9,537,000. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, agreement and resolution.) 



RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU Local 200 and Automotive Mechanics Local 1414 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 



581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 



TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAY 2 3 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE -SUITE 334 -SAN F R ANCIS CO-CA. 94102-4524 
®(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




I 



AN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING l TRAFFIC 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:01 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. - with notification 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes i 

On motion to approve the minutes of the April 19, 2005 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

Chairman Vaughns stated that she would like to bring attention to the positive correspondence 
received from the neighbors in the vicinity of Guerrero and San Jose Avenue commending DPT 
for recent street improvements. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Mezey inquired about the status of the protest of the red light camera contract. Julia 
Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney stated that the protest had been withdrawn. 

7. Executive Director's Report 
-Special Recognition Award 



-Initiation of public disclosure of amendment to Memorandum of Understanding with Automotive 
Machinists Local 1414 pursuant to Section 8A.104(p) of the City Charter 
-Overview by CalTrans on the Bay Bridge West Approach Retrofit Project 
-Prop K Prioritization Program 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Burns stated that he was pleased to present the May Special Recognition Award to 
Henry Gong, an administrative analyst in Muni's Revenue Department. Mr. Gong is a versatile 
and knowledgeable analyst whose input has proven to be invaluable. Mr. Gong is one of the 
many unsung heroes at the MTA. Mr. Gong stated that he had the good fortune to be working 
with bright and talented people. Chairman Vaughns acknowledged and commended Mr. Gong on 
behalf of the Board of Directors. 

Exec. Director Burns expressed appreciation to Chairman Vaughns for her remarks on the San 
Jose and Guerrero street improvements. Those improvements were done cooperatively with the 
neighborhood and had the support of Supervisors Ammiano and Dufty. Staff had received 
overwhelming positive response from the neighborhood. 

Bike to Work Day will take place on Wednesday, May 19. Plans are currently underway for 13 
projects that will add approximately 8 miles of dedicated lanes to the City's existing bicycle 
network. The Board of Supervisors denied the appeal of the Bicycle Plan. The final approval of 
the City's Bike Plan Update is expected by the end of May. 

Exec. Director Burns advised the Board that the MTA and the City had reached tentative 
agreements with Local 1414 last week however both agreements were voted down by union 
members. The MTA was currently in mediation with Local 1414. 

Bill Lieberman, Director of Planning, presented the Prop K Prioritization Program which is a 
process used by the Transportation Authority to prioritize projects in 44 different categories. 
Muni is the lead agency for 17 projects, most of which are single projects, such as the Third 
Street and Central Subway projects. Five categories consist of multiple projects such as Bus 
Rapid Transit and transit enhancements. The prioritization program has been a coordinated 
effort with other departments and with the public to establish criteria for ranking projects. 

Chairman Vaughns requested information on the Flynn ventilation system. 

Director Din requested information on the funding for all the projects. Duncan Watry stated that 
the projects were described in the Short Range Transit Plan. The calendar item is a request for 
federal funds to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Exec. Director Burns stated that 
staff requests partial funding for projects each year from the Transportation Authority, the state 
and the federal governments. Staff will provide the Board with a copy of the SRTP, which 
shows the year-by-year schedule for each project. 



Bond Yee, Deputy Director of Department of Parking and Traffic introduced the Bay Bridge West 
Approach Retrofit Project. This project is one of the biggest public works projects in San Francisco 
in the last 50 years. The project runs from the anchorage near Beale Street to Fifth Street. 

Dennis Turchon, Caltrans Project Construction Manager thanked Mr. Yee for the close working 
relationship with Muni and DPT staff. The cooperation has been fantastic. There has been 
tremendous public outreach on the project. Mr. Turchon reviewed the project and timeline for 
the various phases scheduled to be completed this summer. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report was made. 

9. Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that he had previously mentioned that he had provided comments about 
various items, such as 1 South Van Ness, and, although he had been assured there would be a 
response, he has heard nothing from staff. He questioned the paper token situation and Muni's 
ability to deliver on the promised general sign-up along the timeframe previously provided. He 
stated that the budget presented by the Mayor included raises for certain managers and requested 
a table that shows the old and new classifications. He requested a copy of the existing Local 
1414 contract and fiscal analysis. 

Barry Taranto stated that he hopes that the Board would be sensitive to allow people time to 
attend Board meetings at the new time. It is important that event promoters be required to 
provide a loading and unloading area for taxicabs. Mr. Taranto stated that he was taking credit 
for a revised application from the Hilton Hotel. It will be a win-win situation. The proposed 
closure of part of Jessie St. will be a problem for Muni and DPT. It won't be good for traffic and 
needs to be resolved. 

Erickson stated that he had heard rumors that Mitchell Engineering was going bankrupt and that 
Muni was having difficulties with them. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment and requested that Exec. Director Burns provide 
comment on the items raised. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that staff was confident that they could meet the time frame for the 
general signup. Paper tokens were printed initially with a June expiration date. The next batch 
to be printed will have an August expiration date. Paper token coupons that have the June 
expiration date will be accepted through August. Exec. Director Burns will follow up on the 1 
South Van Ness request. He added that the rumor about Mitchell Engineering had been around 
for years. The reclassification referred to by Mr. Pilpel is a citywide reclassification of positions 
throughout the city and no raises were associated with the reclassification. 



Board Secretary Boomer stated that the information on the new Local 1414 contract would be 
made available to the Board and to the public upon receipt. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD WERE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Steuart Street, east side, from Mission Street 
northerly to Don Chee Way. 

B. ESTABLISH - PART-TIME MUNI BUS ZONE 9 AM to 5 PM MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY AND 6 AM TO 7 PM SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND HOLIDAYS - Steuart 
Street, west side, from Mission Street to 80 feet southerly. 

C. RESCIND - BLUE ZONE - Steuart St., west side, from 18 to 42 feet south of Mission St. 

D. RESCIND - METERED TRUCK LOADING ZONES, 7 AM TO 1 1 AM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - Steuart St., west side, from 42 to 90 feet south of Mission St. 

E. RESCIND - MUNI POLE STOPS - ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Topeka 
Avenue, at Venus Street (nearside) southwest corner. 

F. RESCIND - METERED LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - BLUE ZONE - ESTABLISH - Mission Street, south side, from 3 feet to 
23 feet east of Steuart Street. 

G. ESTABLISH - METERED LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Mission Street, south side, from 29 feet to 51 feet west of The Embarcadero. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-066 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director to submit an application for funding under Federal Transit 
Administration programs in an amount up to $251,694,313 for various capital projects. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-067 



(10.3) Authorizing the Director to reject all proposals received for Contract No. 350ES, 
Engineering and Project Management Support for Bus Procurement Projects; issue a new 
Request for Proposals with a revised scope of work; and negotiate a contract. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

This item was severed at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel inquired if approval from the Civil Service Commission had been sought before the 
RFP was issued and if not, he suggested that their approval should have been sought beforehand. 
He stated that the resolution was unclear whether the contract would return to the Board for final 
approval or if the matter was in the hands of the Executive Director. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the contract would return to the Board of Directors for 
authorization to execute the contract. He stated that he didn't believe that the RFP received Civil 
Service Commission approval prior to being issued and that such approval was unnecessary. 

RESOLUTION 05-068 

On motion to approve Item 10.3 severed: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.3 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Public Hearing on the MTA's proposals to adjust service in accordance with the FY06 budget. 

Exec. Director Burns presented the information that will be presented at all scheduled public 
meetings. The service changes that will be presented were reviewed with the Board at the April 19 
meeting. Exec. Director Bums presented the brochure and car card that would be distributed on all 
Muni vehicles and throughout the system. The public hearings have been well covered by the press. 
BART, SamTrans, CalTrain and Sacramento are increasing fares and cutting service and transit 
properties throughout the country are trying to come up with solutions to their fiscal problems. The 






MTA's approved budget for FY06 includes increases to parking fines and fee increases. The Board 
of Supervisors isn't supportive of the parking increases and if aren't approved, staff will have to 
return to the MTA Board for further service cuts to balance the budget. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

James Muszalski stated that he remembers when Michael Burns got a raise. He asked the Board 
to explain how they can cut employee pay and give the top person a big fat raise. He called it 
unethical and immoral. He stated that the Board needed to ride Muni for a month to see what was 
going on. A fare raise will hurt people. Don't start making cuts at the bottom, start at the top with 
over bloated salaries. 

David Pilpel stated that there was no detailed information on weekend service adjustments. He 
stated that he didn't believe the package would recover $13 million in projected savings. He has 
not received a response from staff on his detailed plan. More aggressive cuts in service are 
needed. Major route changes should be deferred until the Third Street light rail service begins. 
The MTA should bring forward their doomsday proposal so the Supervisors can see what the 
alternative is. 

Tracie Broom asked about the specific changes in service and how to find out about other revenue 
sources. She wondered how changeable the current plan was given that the vote on the budget has 
already happened. She stated that she hopes the Board understands how important Muni is to 
riders and that the Board should consider what ten minutes would mean to people standing in the 
cold. 

Don Kertzman stated that he had read that the federal government gives plenty of money to fund 
mass transit but most of that money is allocated to car traffic. A decision should be made locally 
to shift funds from cars to mass transit. 

Richard Mellor stated that the plan is a generalized attack on working people. Corporations want to 
lower taxes. If the Board had the public's interests at heart, they would have protected our interests 
but instead they voted for the budget at our expense. The public needs to shut down the city. This 
is a terrorist economic attack on working and poor people. 

Susan King, Coalition for Transit Justice, stated that service cuts and fare increases would land 
directly on the backs of the working poor. Service cuts and fare increases will force people to 
decide whether to put their kids on transit or buy food. She urged the Board to look aggressively for 
alternatives and to hire more PCO's. She stated that she would urge the Board of Supervisors to 
reject the budget because car drivers weren't being asked to bear the brunt of the deficit. 

Herbert Weiner stated that the MTA has gone from bad to worse and will lead to privatization. 
He asked the Board how many members rode Muni. With every fare increase, service gets worse 
and the only beneficiaries will be pickpockets who will work on crowded buses. 



William Patrick Purcell stated that the service for the past year has been an embarrassment. He 
boards at the rear of the bus with an armload of groceries because the front is full. A 2 nd bus is 
usually right behind his bus and is nearly half-empty. There are too many bus stops. 

Paul Tieck stated that if the MTA cuts back on service, it would limit people's access to a fuel- 
efficient mode of transport. The proposal is ill advised and is a short-term attempt to save money 
at the expense of long-term environmental health. The MTA has not been aggressive enough in 
increasing parking rates, fees and fines. Public transit agencies should get funding from bridge 
tolls. 

Barry Taranto stated that he doesn't think that the proposed service cuts were done lightly. He 
stated that more Parking Control Officers should be hired to enforce the laws. PCO's should 
help bus drivers. People who double park should be fined. Light rail vehicles need to be added 
to Metro lines. The Board should look at the response to service during the weekends because 
people have to wait a long time. 

Norman Rolfe stated that the people who were screaming at the social injustice of the proposed 
adjustments were both right and not right. If parking rates aren't approved at the Board of 
Supervisors, the current cuts will look pleasant in comparison to the actions that the MTA would 
have to take to balance the budget. He urged the public to urge the Board of Supervisors to 
approve the increases in parking charges. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment and thanked the speakers. Chairman Vaughns stated 
that the Board listens carefully and gives serious consideration to each speaker's input and 
suggestions. 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute District Agreement No. 4-1930-C with the State of 
California to allow Caltrans to design, advertise, administer and manage construction of traffic 
signal upgrades at 34 intersections on 19 th Avenue and Park Presidio (State Route 1) from 
Junipero Serra Boulevard to Lake Street, at a total cost to the City not to exceed $9,537,000. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, agreement and resolution.) 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, Department of Parking and Traffic presented the staff report. The 
project includes 34 traffic signals and is separated into two phases given the availability of 
funding. This project will be a tremendous asset and will improve pedestrian safety. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel asked about the prioritization of Phase I and II items and stated that he hopes staff 
would move aggressively to find funds for Phase H The Sloat Ave. intersection was very busy. 
He asked why the fiber cable was part of Phase II and suggested an ongoing dialogue with 
Caltrans to complete the paving project that was begun twenty years ago. 



Bond Yee, Deputy Director, DPT stated that Sloat Ave. had been upgraded several years ago. 
Staff was currently discussing adding a left-turn lane at that intersection with Caltrans. The cost 
to install fiber optic cable was included in Phase II and would incorporate the ability to use 
transit preferential technology. 

RESOLUTION 05-069 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:15 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. - with notification 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager 
Michael Hursh, Deputy General Manager 
Diana Buchbinder, Manager, Human Resources 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

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On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU Local 200 and Automotive Mechanics Local 1414 

To discuss: 

X Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 4:32 p.m. 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session for a conference with their 
labor negotiator. There was no action taken. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:33 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency B o ard of Directors . 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2005 

ROOM 416, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

SPECIAL MEETING 
1L30A.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Special Meeting 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS . 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 416, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com.. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http ://www. sfgdv.org/sunshine/ 



11:30 a.m. - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-May 3, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Update on the FY06 budget 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Barbara Olsen, Superior Ct. #426610 filed on 11/21/03 for $1,500 

B. Lisa Knudsen, Superior Ct. #430856 filed on 4/26/04 for $3,500 

C. Madison Sayre, Superior Ct. #401949 filed on 12/3/01 for $3,500 

D. Daniel McGue, Unlitigated Claim #502361 filed on 1/20/05 for $5,907.64 

E. Diana Swenson, Unlitigated Claim #501515 filed on 1 1/4/04 for $6,000 

F. Ivy Kwang, Unlitigated Claim #403932 filed on 6/17/04 for $7,500 

G. Curtis Lowe, Unlitigated Claim #502596 filed on 2/10/05 for $13,998.04 
H. Reiko Tsushima, Superior Ct. #437593 filed on 1/7/05 for $15,000 (DPT) 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING- Rhode Island 

Street, east side, from 17th Street to 190 feet northerly 

B. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Bayshore Boulevard, west 
side, from Industrial Street to Silver Avenue 

C. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Bayshore Boulevard, southbound, between 
Industrial Street and Silver Avenue 

D. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Bayshore Boulevard, west side, from Boutwell 
Street to 100 feet northerly 

E. ESTABLISH UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Norfolk Street, between the 
driveways of 49-51 and 55 Norfolk Street 

F. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - 2700 and 2730 Mission Street, 
between 23 Td and 24 th Streets 

G. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM TO 5 PM, MONDAY THOUGH FRIDAY) - Moraga Street, both sides, between 12 th 
Avenue and Funston Street 

H. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)- 26 th Street, both sides, between Church 

and Dolores Streets 
I. ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY 

Kansas Street, east side, between 16 th and 17 th Streets. (Explanatory documents include a 

staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Concurring with the Controller's determination that security guard services for Fiscal Year 
2006 at Parking Citation and Hearing Offices at 1380 Howard Street can be practically 
performed by private contract at a lesser cost than to provide the same services with City and 
County employees. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) 
(DPT) 



(10.4) Concurring with the Controller's determination that for Fiscal Year 2006 vehicle towing, 
storage and disposal services can be practically performed by private contract at a lesser cost than 
to provide the same services with City and County employees. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

(10.5) Concurring with the Controller's determination that for Fiscal Year 2006 services for a 
parking citation processing and collection system can be practically performed by private 
contract at a lesser cost than to provide the same services with City and County employees. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Concurring with Controller's determination that for Fiscal Year 2006 services for a 
parking meter management system, which includes collection and coin counting services, can be 
practically performed by private contract at a lesser cost than to provide the same services with 
City and County employees. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
certification.) (DPT) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU Local 200 and Automotive Mechanics Local 1414 

To discuss: 

X Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND CONVENE SPECIAL MEETING 

1 1. Announcement of Closed Session. 

12. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2005 

ROOM 416, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

SPECIAL MEETING 
11:30 A.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Special Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Bums 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boom er 



BOARD SECRETARY 



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11:30 a.m. - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

C hairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 1 1 :34 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. - absent at roll call 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Michael Kasolas - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. 

Director McCray arrived at the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 3, 2005 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Kasolas-absent) 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer announced that shortly before the start of the board meeting, staff 
requested that all consent calendar items be continued to the next meeting. 



6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman Vaughns requested Director Din to share any observations that could be of benefit to 
the Board and staff from his recent trip to the Orient 

Director Din stated that he spent 24 days traveling in the Orient, visiting Bangkok, Singapore, 
Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. Bangkok had taken the opportunity to make their sky trains a 

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moving billboard. The advertisements were well done and fit with the decor of the city. There 
was no graffiti on the vehicles. He stated that he was impressed with the cleanliness, ridership 
culture, and efficiency of their transit system. He added that their schedule was reliable and the 
fare was reasonable. 

Director Din expressed concern regarding storage at Parking Authority garages and requested 
staff to address them at the next meeting. Exec. Director Burns stated that staff would be happy 
to address his concerns and would prepare a report for the June 7 meeting. 

Director Mezey thanked Exec. Director Burns for the information regarding the cost to resurface 
city streets. He expressed disappointment over the small amount of funds available given the 
size of the need and asked about the possibility of additional funds. Exec. Director Burns stated 
that the Department of Public Works was looking at a bond measure as the biggest source of 
potential funds. 

Director Mezey stated that the Board had received an e-mail from Stephen Roddy regarding Mr. 
Roddy's mistreatment by DPT staff. He requested that staff to look into it and report back to the 
Board. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Update on the FY06 budget 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Burns stated that Caltrans announced that DPT would receive an "Excellence in 
Transit" Award for their vehicular traffic upgrade project. With the installation of LED signals, 
DPT significantly improved pedestrian safety and reduced power consumption by 70%. 

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the main library to commemorate the installation of new 
bike racks as part of California's "Bike Commute Week" and the Bay Area's "Bike to Work" 
day. Exec. Director Burns commended Director Mezey for participating in Bike to Work day in 
wet and windy conditions. He stated that the bike program often gets a bad rap because of the 
time it takes to get through various city processes in order to get projects implemented but DPT 
had been very active in facilitating bicycling as an alternative mode of transportation. Mr. Burns 
reviewed the projects that had been accomplished over the past year. 

luro<i4^ted4hatiheJCd^ DPT establish a 

no parking zone at Coit Tower on Saturdays and Sundays in July except for residents and people 
with disabilities. The implementation of this proposal would require extensive public 
notification and enforcement and would require approval by the Board of Supervisors. Staff is 
working with the community and the Board of Supervisors on a pilot project and will keep the 
Board updated. 



World Hn\ ironment Day will be celebrated June 1-5. Mayors from around the world will meet in 
San Francisco to participate in the conference. The MTA is working to provide alternative fuel 
buses for the conference. On June 3 the MTA Board is invited to lunch with the Mayor of 
London. 

Chairman Vaughns congratulated DPT for the honor on behalf of the Board. She stated that the 
Board was fully aware of the good work that DPT does and that it's nice when the work is 
recognized by others. 

John Thomas, Project Manager, Central Subway, reviewed the Central Subway 4 th Street 
Alignment project. A request that the Board designate 4 th St. as the "locally preferred alternative" 
will be presented to the Board at the next meeting. This designation will allow the project to be 
included in the federal "New Starts" funding process. The Central Subway environmental 
process will take a year to complete. 

Exec. Director Burns presented the FY06 budget, timeline and alternative balancing plan. He 
stated that the Board had adopted a budget on February 28 that was based on the best 
information available at the time. That budget was based on a shared approach to resolve the 
$57.3 million deficit and increased Muni fares and parking fares, fees and fines, reduced service 
and used one-time capital money. He stated that using capital money is a no win situation that 
would create a deficit-producing situation down the road. 

On May 10 th , the Controller released his third quarter financial report that projected increased 
revenues for FY05 and FY06. In response, staff prepared and presented an Alternative Balancing 
Plan to the Board of Supervisor's Budget and Finance Committee on May 12 . The MTA's 
proposal to increase parking fines and rates was amended by the Committee. The Committee 
reduced the amount of the increase for parking fines and meter rates outside of the downtown 
area and reduced the parking meter hourly rate in neighborhood commercial districts from $2.00 
to $1.50. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that he wanted to be very clear that the MTA became aware of the 
Controller's revised projections on May 10 when the Controller released his report. The 
Budget Analyst was unaware of the revised numbers until May 10 l as well. Some people have 
tried to represent that this was money that the MTA had hidden and was found by Budget 
Analyst. That representation is incorrect. Both the Controller and the Budget Analyst made that 
clear in the Finance Committee meeting. Any implication that this was due to MTA 
m is management is being done for their own purposes . 

The Controller's second quarter report projected a $15 million deficit for the current fiscal year. 
As a result, the MTA had to institute some draconian measures that would bring the Agency 
within budget by end of the fiscal year. These measures have impacted service. As part of the 
Controller's third quarter report, the Controller projected additional funds that would be available 
to the Agency for this fiscal year. These additional monies will be used to restore some service 
levels, fill service runs, and hire maintenance workers. 



Shortly after the release of the Controller's third quarter report, the Governor presented the State 
budget that included the release of Proposition 42 funds for transportation projects. These funds 
are a one-time source of money that will not be available until the State budget receives the 
approval of the Legislature. The Controller would have to certify that the state funds were 
available. 

As a result of the additional funds, staff was proposing to maintain owl service at the current 
levels, eliminate the proposed increase to the senior, disabled and youth case fare, eliminate the 
proposed increase to the monthly adult Fast Pass and partially restore the capital and maintenance 
budget. These recommendations were based on and are responsive to comments made by the 
public on fare on service issues. 

Director Din requested a list of the deferred maintenance and capital projects. Exec. Director 
Burns stated that most of the projects were related to tracks or overhead wires. He added that the 
FY05 budget borrowed money from the Breda funds. The MTA had committed to repay those 
funds. Staff continues to try to avoid to use capital money to fill the operational deficit. 

Director Din discussed Berkeley's "rhino meters" and asked staff to look into the possibility of 
installing them in San Francisco. 

At the request of Chairman Vaughns, Exec. Director Burns reviewed the MTA's community 
outreach efforts regarding the budget and proposed service adjustments. He stated that since last 
October, staff has presented the budget and service adjustments at 26 meetings. Information has 
been posted on the website and on Muni vehicles. There has been ample opportunity for the 
public's input into the budget. 

Director Din requested a map showing the various parking meter areas in San Francisco. 

Director McCray requested information about the restoration of owl service and its impact on 
operator layoffs. 

Director Mezey expressed support for the balancing plan and called it balanced, reasonable and 
realistic. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the Board encourages Mr. Burns to move forward with the 
Alternative Balancing P 4an, 



8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC stated that the CAC recommends that the tow contract be 
approved. The CAC had previously recommended establishing a reserve fund and that a larger 
portion of the budget deficit solution should come from increased parking fines and fees. 



9, Public Comment 

Ernestine Weiss stated that she regretted that she had to complain about several items. She 
requested that the bus zone at Grant and Clay be enforced and that Muni also enforce the no 
drinking policy on board. She recommended increasing parking fees to deter cars from going 
downtown and urged stricter enforcement of parking regulations. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD WERE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Barbara Olsen, Superior Ct. #426610 filed on 1 1/21/03 for $1,500 

B. Lisa Knudsen, Superior Ct. #430856 filed on 4/26/04 for $3,500 

C. Madison Sayre, Superior Ct. #401949 filed on 12/3/01 for $3,500 

D. Daniel McGue, Unlitigated Claim #502361 filed on 1/20/05 for $5,907.64 

E. Diana Swenson, Unlitigated Claim #501515 filed on 1 1/4/04 for $6,000 

F. Ivy Kwang, Unlitigated Claim #403932 filed On 6/17/04 for $7,500 

G. Curtis Lowe, Unlitigated Claim #502596 filed on 2/10/05 for $13,998.04 
H. Reiko Tsushima, Superior Ct. #437593 filed on 1/7/05 for $15,000 (DPT) 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING- Rhode Island 
S treet , east side, fi om-l^t h Street to 190 fe et-northerly 

B. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Bayshore Boulevard, west 
side, from Industrial Street to Silver Avenue 

C. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Bayshore Boulevard, southbound, between 
Industrial Street and Silver Avenue 

D. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Bayshore Boulevard, west side, from Boutwell 
Street to 100 feet northerly 

E. ESTABLISH UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Norfolk Street, between the 



driveways of 49-51 and 55 Norfolk Street 

F. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - 2700 and 2730 Mission Street, 
between 23 rd and 24 th Streets 

G. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM TO 5 PM, MONDAY THOUGH FRIDAY) - Moraga Street, both sides, between 12 th 
Avenue and Funston Street 

H. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)- 26 th Street, both sides, between Church 

and Dolores Streets 
I. ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY 

Kansas Street, east side, between 16 and 17 Streets. (Explanatory documents include a 

staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Concurring with the Controller's determination that security guard services for Fiscal Year 
2006 at Parking Citation and Hearing Offices at 1380 Howard Street can be practically 
performed by private contract at a lesser cost than to provide the same services with City and 
County employees. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) 
(DPT) 

(10.4) Concurring with the Controller's determination that for Fiscal Year 2006 vehicle towing, 
storage and disposal services can be practically performed by private contract at a lesser cost than 
to provide the same services with City and County employees. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

(10.5) Concurring with the Controller's determination that for Fiscal Year 2006 services for a 
parking citation processing and collection system can be practically performed by private 
contract at a lesser cost than to provide the same services with City and County employees. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Concurring with Controller's determination that for Fiscal Year 2006 services for a 
parking meter management system, which includes collection and coin counting services, can be 
practically performed by private contract at a lesser cost than to provide the same services with 
City and County employees. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
certification.) (DPT) 

All i tc ms - on the Cons ent Cal en d ar w ere-eenti nued to the n e x t mee ti n g-af4he^equest-o£-staff 

Director Mezey requested that the Curtis Lowe case be scheduled for discussion in closed 
session. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 



1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 12:55 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Michael Kasolas - absent with notification 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger 
Michael Hursh, Deputy General Manager 
Deb Ward, Budget Manager 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.11(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Kasolas-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 



TWU Local 200 and Automotive Mechanics Local 1414 
To discuss: 



X Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND CONVENE SPECIAL MEETING - The closed session 
was adjourned at 1:15 p.m. 

11. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session for a conference with their 
labor negotiator. There was no action taken. 

12. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Kasolas-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 1 : 17 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



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SPECIAL MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

WilDin 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAY 2 6 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY ■ 

05-26-05P03:31 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (4 15)554-4143 




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FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING * TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 c arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDENANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http : //www. sf go v. org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Public disclosure of amendment to Memorandum of Understanding with TWU-Local 200 
-Public disclosure of amendment to Automotive Machinists Local 1414 
-Ongoing Activities 

5. Public Comment 



Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD WERE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

6. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(6.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Barbara Olsen, Superior Ct. #426610 filed on 1 1/21/03 for $1,500 

B. Lisa Enudsen, Superior Ct. #430856 filed on 4/26/04 for $3,500 

C. Madison Sayre, Superior Ct. #401949 filed on 12/3/01 for $3,500 

D. Daniel McGue, Unlitigated Claim #502361 filed on 1/20/05 for $5,907.64 

E. Diana Swenson, Unlitigated Claim #501515 filed on 1 1/4/04 for $6,000 

F. Ivy Kwang, Unlitigated Claim #403932 filed on 6/17/04 for $7,500 

G. Reiko Tsushima, Superior Ct. #437593 filed on 1/7/05 for $15,000 (DPT) 



(6.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING- Rhode Island 

Street, east side, from 17th Street to 190 feet northerly 

B. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Bayshore Boulevard, west 
side, from Industrial Street to Silver Avenue 

C. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Bayshore Boulevard, southbound, between 
Industrial Street and Silver Avenue 

D. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Bayshore Boulevard, west side, from Boutwell 
Street to 100 feet northerly 

E. ESTABLISH UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Norfolk Street, between the 
driveways of 49-51 and 55 Norfolk Street 

F. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - 2700 and 2730 Mission Street, 
between 23 rd and 24 th Streets 

G. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM TO 5 PM, MONDAY THOUGH FRIDAY) - Moraga Street, both sides, between 12 th 
Avenue and Funston Street 

H. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)- 26 th Street, both sides, between Church 

and Dolores Streets 
I. ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY 

Kansas Street, east side, between 16 th and 17* Streets. (Explanatory documents include a 

staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(6.3) Concurring with the Controller's determination that security guard services for Fiscal Year 2006 
at Parking Citation and Hearing Offices at 1380 Howard Street can be practically performed by 
private contract at a lesser cost than to provide the same services with City and County employees. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

(6.4) Concurring with the Controller's determination that for Fiscal Year 2006 vehicle towing, storage 
and disposal services can be practically performed by private contract at a lesser cost than to provide 
the same services with City and County employees. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

(6.5) Concurring with the Controller's determination that for Fiscal Year 2006 services for a parking 
citation processing and collection system can be practically performed by private contract at a lesser 
cost than to provide the same services with City and County employees. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

(6.6) Concurring with Controller's determination that for Fiscal Year 2006 services for a parking 
meter management system, which includes collection and coin counting services, can be practically 
performed by private contract at a lesser cost than to provide the same services with City and County 
employees. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

(These items were continued from the May 24 special meeting.) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

7. Authorizing the Director to implement route changes and other adjustments to the 2 Clement; 
4 Sutter; 7 Haight; 10 Townsend; 12 Folsom-Pacific; 16AX Noriega "A" Express and 16BX 
Noriega "B" Express; 21 Hayes; 23 Monterey; 26 Valencia; 27 Bryant; 37 Corbett; 52 Excelsior; 
54 Felton; 66 Quintara; 67 Bernal Heights Line; and 82X Caltrain Presidio Express and 
authorizing the Director to reduce service on the 12 Folsom-Pacific and 23 Monterey below the 
Municipal Railway service policies. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and attachments.) 

8. Approving the MTA's FY2006 Budget, as amended, in the amount of $609,870,800; 
certifying that the FY2006 MTA Budget as amended is adequate in all respects to make 
substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards for 
FY2006; and approving the Alternative Balancing Plan for FY 2006. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and attachments.) 

ADJOURN 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 

TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN 2 3 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SPECIAL MEETING 
2:00 P.M.- 1 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




DEPARTMENT OF PARKING A TRAFFIC 



2:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black - with notification 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - with notification 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Director's Report 

-Public disclosure of amendment to Memorandum of Understanding with TWU-Local 200 
-Public disclosure of amendment to Automotive Machinists Local 1414 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the MTA was initiating public disclosure of Memoranda of 
Understanding with Local 200 and 1414. Charter Section 8A.104 requires public disclosure of 
labor agreements for at least 30 days before approval. A fiscal analysis and copies of the 
agreements are available for public review. The MTA Board will hold a special meeting on June 
30 th to consider adoption of both agreements. 

5 . Public Comment 

Glenda Lavigne, Local 200, expressed anger over the mediation and arbitration process. She stated 
that Local 200 went into negotiations believing that they would be dealt with fairly. They were 
blatantly threatened that if Local 200 didn't give management what they wanted, management 
would destroy their union. This process was an anti-labor and a union busting tactic. If the Board 
supports this agreement, the Board is anti-labor. Local 200 is opposed to the agreement. 



Michael Lonergan, Local 200, stated that the negotiation and arbitration process wasn't a good one 
for the MTA, Local 200 or transit riders. Local 200 was forced into arbitration, which caused fiscal 
hardship for them. The MTA is against unions. The MTA's proposal would have taken away the 
right of assignment and the right to "grieve" seniority. Local 200 tried to work with management. 

Barry Taranto stated that traffic over the past weekend was atrocious. He stated that Muni drivers 
had been great but they have to deal with people who double park and other traffic congestion 
problems. The MTA needs to look at hiring more PCO's. He suggested bringing back the monthly 
citation report. The signal timing is good on Geary but is bad on Masonic and Divisadero. 
Enforcement personnel are going to enforce white zones. 

Roger Bazeley stated that there had been a growing trend to provide safe routes to school and to 
improve pedestrian safety. He discussed a proposed ordinance regarding pedestrian safety. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. She stated that she wanted to go on record by 
reinforcing the understanding that the MTA Board of Directors was not anti-union or adversarial 
regarding labor issues. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD WERE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

6. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(6.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Barbara Olsen, Superior Ct. #426610 filed on 11/21/03 for $1,500 

B. Lisa Knudsen, Superior Ct. #430856 filed on 4/26/04 for $3,500 

C. Madison Sayre, Superior Ct. #401949 filed on 12/3/01 for $3,500 

D. Daniel McGue, Unlitigated Claim #502361 filed on 1/20/05 for $5,907.64 

E. Diana Swenson, Unlitigated Claim #501515 filed on 1 1/4/04 for $6,000 

F. Ivy Kwang, Unlitigated Claim #403932 filed on 6/1 7/04 for $7,500 

G. Reiko Tsushima, Superior Ct. #437593 filed on 1/7/05 for $15,000 (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-070 



(6.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING- Rhode Island Street, 

east side, from 1 7th Street to 1 90 feet northerly 

B. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Bayshore Boulevard, west side, 
from Industrial Street to Silver Avenue 

C. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Bayshore Boulevard, southbound, between Industrial 
Street and Silver Avenue 

D. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Bayshore Boulevard, west side, from Boutwell Street to 
1 00 feet northerly 

E. ESTABLISH UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Norfolk Street, between the 
driveways of 49-51 and 55 Norfolk Street 

F. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - 2700 and 2730 Mission Street, 
between 23 rd and 24 th Streets 

G. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM TO 5 PM, MONDAY THOUGH FRIDAY) - Moraga St., both sides, between 12 th 
Avenue and Funston Street 

H. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)- 26 th Street, both sides, between Church 

and Dolores Streets 
I. ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY 

Kansas Street, east side, between 16* and 17 th Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff 

report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-071 

(6.3) Concurring with the Controller's determination that security guard services for Fiscal Year 2006 
at Parking Citation and Hearing Offices at 1380 Howard Street can be practically performed by 
private contract at a lesser cost than to provide the same services with City and County employees. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-072 

(6.4) Concurring with the Controller's determination that for Fiscal Year 2006 vehicle towing, storage 
and disposal services can be practically performed by private contract at a lesser cost than to provide 
the same services with City and County employees. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

Item 6.4 was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Roger Bazeley stated that he wanted to make sure that the contractor would be responsible for posting 
appropriate signs and that there were adequate protections against abuse. City residents need to be 
protected and be given assurance that the vendor will conduct business in a fair and reliable manner. 

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Exec. Director Burns stated that the new tow contract contained adequate protections. 

RESOLUTION 05-073 

On motion to approve Item 6.4: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Black and McCray 

(6.5) Concurring with the Controller's determination that for Fiscal Year 2006 services for a 
parking citation processing and collection system can be practically performed by private contract at 
a lesser cost than to provide the same services with City and County employees. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

Item 6.5 was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Roger Bazeley stated that he wanted to make sure that the contract contained adequate controls to 
provide for public accountability and expressed concern over the time it takes to process parking 
tickets. 

RESOLUTION 05-074 

On motion to approve Item 6.5: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black and McCray 

(6.6) Concurring with Controller's determination that for Fiscal Year 2006 services for a parking 
meter management system, which includes collection and coin counting services, can be practically 
performed by private contract at a lesser cost than to provide the same services with City and County 
employees. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT) 

Item 6.6 was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Roger Bazeley stated that there are commercial areas where a card system could be used. A card 
system would encourage people to shop. The lack of convenience is a problem because of the 
number of quarters people will have to carry with them. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that staff had previously given notice to Serco to proceed with a stored- 
value card. He expressed hope that the card would be available by the end of the year. 

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Director Mezey suggested that it might be appropriate to look at general meter procedures, 
including the use of multi-space meters, increasing time limits or zeroing out meters when people 
leave. 

RESOLUTION 05-075 

On motion to approve Item 6.6: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black and McCray 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 6.5, 6.5 and 6.6 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black and McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

7. Authorizing the Director to implement route changes and other adjustments to the 2 Clement; 4 
Sutter; 7 Haight; 10 Townsend; 12 Folsom-Paciiic; 16AX Noriega "A" Express and 16BX Noriega 
"B" Express; 21 Hayes; 23 Monterey; 26 Valencia; 27 Bryant; 37 Corbett; 52 Excelsior; 54 Felton; 
66 Quintara; 67 Bernal Heights Line; and 82X Caltrain Presidio Express and authorizing the 
Director to reduce service on the 12 Folsom-Pacific and 23 Monterey below the Municipal Railway 
service policies. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and attachments.) 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the Board secretary call items 7 and 8 together. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the MTA had been working with the Board of Supervisors, the 
Budget Analyst and the Controller's office on the budget. The budget that the Board approved on 
February 28 was based on the best information available at the time. The approach to resolve the 
$57.3 million deficit was a shared approach and included the use of capital funds. Over 26 public 
hearings were held. When the Controller's office issued their nine-month report, they identified an 
increase of $6.6 million in the general fund transfer. This increase was due to an increase in 
revenues from the transfer tax. The Governor released his proposed state budget, which included 
spending Prop. 42 monies on transit projects. Due to the changed financial outlook, staff 
recommended no changes to the owl service, no increase in the adult monthly fast pass, no increase 
to the discount cash fare, adjusting parking fines and meter rates in neighborhood commercial 
districts as recommended by the Board of Supervisors and to partially reimburse funds taken from 
capital and maintenance projects. 

Subsequent to the original recommendation to eliminate the increase in the discount cash fare, staff 
realized that it made more sense to maintain the monthly discount fast pass at its current level 
because it would encourage people to use a monthly pass rather than paying a cash fare. 

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Exec. Director Burns recommended that the Board consider increasing the discount cash fare to 50 
cents and keeping the monthly discounted pass at same level as it currently exists. This would be 
consistent with the plan to increase the adult cash fare but maintain the monthly Fast Pass at its 
current price. 

At the request of Chairman Vaughns, Deputy City Attorney Friedlander stated that if the Board 
wished to execute the option presented by Mr. Burns, the Board would have to amend the 
resolution. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold stated that that there could possibly be civil rights action if the service proposals 
went into effect because they are disproportionately burdensome on seniors and people with 
disabilities. He discussed how the proposal to "short loop" the 26-line would affect people with 
disabilities and wondered if staff had fully investigated the impact of the proposed cuts on seniors 
and the disabled. 

Karen Block stated that she was in support of rerouting the 2-Clement bus. The buses currently 
pose a huge problem in the neighborhood. There is very low ridership on Euclid between Arguello 
and Presidio. Over 150 people support the plan to reroute the line. 

Rose Hillson stated that she supports the reroute of the 2-Clement line to California St. because of 
the redundancy between the 2-Clement and 4-Sutter bus lines. There is very low ridership in the 
Jordan Park area. The 1 -California and the 38-Geary lines are nearby. 

Bruce Oka stated that he was in support of the adjustments and the fare structure. He is hopeful that 
by leaving the cash fare at 50 cents, it will cause more people to buy monthly passes or get stickers. 
The monthly fare is a bargain and people who are heavy Muni users would benefit by the reduced 
monthly fare. 

Bruce Allison stated that he was opposed to any fare increase. He would like to see the parking 
fares increased and a parking meter in front of every residential home in San Francisco. 

Stafford Parker stated that raising fares would discourage riders. His friends tell him that they 
won't pay the increased fare and will drive their cars instead. Muni should be providing better 
service. Michael Burns and the Board don't care about the city or poor people. They only care 
about cars. 

Bill Murphy stated that there are too many cars. The city needs less cars and more public transit 
that is more affordable and more accessible to poor people, seniors, and students. The money 
shouldn't be used to lower parking fees and fines as that will only result in more cars, pollution, and 
congestion and will decrease safety which is immoral and fiscally irresponsible. No fare hikes, no 
service cuts. 



Richard Marquez stated that the MTA Budget was not reflective of the working class. Despite the 
political cover of not raising the discount fares, people still can't afford the cost of a monthly pass. 
Riders shouldn't have to pay an increase in their fare if they can't get a seat on the bus. 

Robert Carr stated that he was strongly in favor of the proposed reroute of the 2-Clement from 
Euclid to California St. It has received near unanimous support at their neighborhood meetings. 
Commercial establishments are also supportive. 

Annie Arora stated that she was in favor of rerouting the 2-Clement bus to California St. 
Neighborhood schools support the plan as do a majority of her neighbors. Ridership on Euclid is 
virtually nonexistent. Buses on Euclid are a safety issue because the area is residential and the 
crosswalks are not well marked. Even with the reroute the community will still be heavily flanked 
by bus service. 

Timothy O'Shea stated that he was speaking on behalf of Laurel Heights and Jordan Park residents 
who were supportive of the plan to move the 2-Clement line to California St. This will allow access 
to commercial businesses and respects the residential character of the neighborhood. 
William Sisk, Local 250- A, Transport Worker's Union, commended Director Din for riding the bus. 
He stated that a 60-foot bus will create a hazard on Lincoln Blvd. He requested that Prop. 42 
monies be used to fund service. 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, commended the suggestion concerning discount monthly fares. He 
stated that Rescue Muni strongly supports raising cash fares and keeping monthly passes to a 
minimum to encourage ridership. Rescue Muni was very disappointed that the Board of 
Supervisors made the wrong choice regarding parking fines. The MTA should let the Board of 
Supervisors know that by keeping parking fees and fines low, the result will be service cuts. He 
expressed the hope that Muni will post bus schedules at bus stops, particularly at locations where 
Muni operates at or below service policy levels. He noted that it's hard to get a fast pass and 
suggested that Muni enter into an arrangement with BART to allow for the purchase of a fast pass at 
BART vending machines. 

Sylvia Melikian stated that she was in favor of rerouting the 2-Climent. Schools and churches also 
support the change. 

Roger Bazeley stated that between "nimbyism" and the social extremists, it is not surprising that 
Muni is in budget distress. The lifeline pass was instituted as the result of public comment and to 
say that the budget was being balanced on the backs of the poor is misguided. He expressed 
support for the budget and for raising cash fares over monthly passes. Staff needs to account for 
tourist revenues when considering service reductions and suggested the installation of vending 
machines in commercial areas where there are lots of tourists. 

Herbert Weiner stated that he was upset over the fare increases and service cuts. Service will only 
get worse. He stated that he has never seen any Board member approach downtown business 
groups to see how downtown could contribute their fair share. He wants to know how many Board 
members ride Muni and called the Board's silence a reflection of their lack of honesty and integrity. 






David Pilpel stated that the last time there was a major service change there was a much more 
substantial public outreach effort. He isn't clear that making mid-day service adjustments would 
save any money. He stated that adjustments to weekend service have only been spoken about in 
general terms, and specific plan had not been disclosed publicly. He is yet to receive a written 
response to the comments he made earlier in the year. He is opposed to the proposed changes to 
the 12 and 23 lines to reduce service below policy levels. The Board should send the package back 
and consider it at the next regular meeting when better notice could be given. 

Sue Cauthen stated that they have been working a project to eliminate the long car lines that prevent 
the 39-Coit line from running on schedule. She urged the Board to defer reducing headways on that 
line. People will ride the 39 if it is on time. 

Howard Wong, Telegraph Hill Dwellers, stated that the 39-Coit bus is a serious concern to the 
residents of Telegraph Hill. Residents require the bus for their daily needs and the limited parking 
on Telegraph Hill makes it difficult for the elderly and disabled to use cars. The Telegraph Hill 
Dwellers have been working on a project to improve transportation, which they hope to implement 
this summer. This pilot program could be a major revenue generator. 

Jeremy Nelson, Transportation for a Livable City, stated that they had previously advocated that the 
budget be based solely on parking fines and fees. The Board should say that the budget wasn't a 
transit-first budget and to send a message to the Board of Supervisors that the MTA Board doesn't 
want to roll back parking fines and fees. He would like to see an expedited review of the budget by 
the Controller. Staff should be directed to do a demand analysis to see how much should be 
charged for parking in the neighborhood commercial districts and where more parking meters could 
be added. He suggested that meters operate on Sunday. The Board should reject the budget. 

Casey Mills thanked the MTA for the fare increases because it allowed people to unite and stand up 
for their rights. People have shown solidarity in demanding social, economic and environmental 
justice. Huge numbers of people expressed their opposition to fare hikes and service cuts. People 
have a right to public transit and they won't sit back and allow the budget to be balanced on their 
back. Turn down the budget and take back the Board of Supervisors approved parking fare, fine, 
and fee reductions. All the new money should be used to relieve fare hikes and service reductions. 

Ron Mitchell, JLMB, stated that Jordan Park residents should be careful for what they ask for. The 
54-Felton service is poor and shouldn't be changed because of the terrain in that neighborhood. The 
71 -Line shouldn't use articulated buses, as operators would be in jeopardy by having to drive large 
vehicles through the crowded Haight St. neighborhood. 

Donney Mac stated that the Coalition for Transit Justice is a vast coalition of organizations that got 
together because they care. He urged the Board to get on board and do the right thing. The city 
shouldn't subsidize "four-wheelers", much less illegally parked four-wheelers. There will be a 
backlash of insurmountable proportions if these items are approved. 

Sue Vaughn, Green Party, stated that last week's Board of Supervisors vote to reduce the planned 
increases in parking fees and fines was disappointing. The goal should be that getting into cars 
should be the option of last resort. If car drivers had to pay for the damage they cause to the 

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environment a gallon of gas would cost $14-15 dollars. She expressed disappointment over the 
planned increases. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment. 

Director Mezey requested that Mr. Burns comment on Mr. Planthold's statement regarding impacts 
to seniors and people with disabilities. Exec. Director Burns stated that staff may have overlooked 
something. Staff will hold off on making any changes to the 26-line until staff can full vet the 
impact of this change. 

Peter Straus, Manager of Service Planning stated that the pilot program planned for the 39-Coit line 
would occur prior to implementation of the proposed service change to that line. Staff can make 
adjustments if necessary. 

Chairman Vaughns requested the Board Secretary review the public notice provided for the 
meeting. Board Secretary Boomer stated that Administrative Code Section 16.112 requires notice 
to be published in a timely manner for significant changes to the operating schedule or routes and 
for changing fees, rates, charges or fares that affect the public. The appropriate notice was placed in 
the official newspaper and ran on Saturday, May 28 th . 

Director Din stated that much input had been provided by the public and expressed his appreciation 
for the input and for the work done by staff. He stated that Exec. Director Burns has had to take the 
blame for a situation that wasn't his doing and that Mr. Burns and the Board have tried to consider 
everyone's input since the budget process was started by Chairman Vaughns last fall. He added 
that the MTA would have opportunities to make further improvements in the future. 

RESOLUTION 05-076 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black and McCray 

8. Approving the MTA's FY2006 Budget, as amended, in the amount of $609,870,800; certifying 
that the FY2006 MTA Budget as amended is adequate in all respects to make substantial progress 
towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards for FY2006; and approving the 
Alternative Balancing Plan for FY 2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and attachments.) 

At the request of Chairman Vaughns, Board Secretary Boomer read the MTA's Rules of Order 
regarding the requirement to provide public notice prior to revising the fare structure. The Rules of 
Order require five days notice in the official paper not less than 15 days prior to adoption. Because 
the Board of Supervisors requested that the MTA Board act on the budget prior to their Finance 
Committee meeting on June 2, the Board would need to suspend their rule in order to comply with 
the request. Ms. Boomer added that Section 16.1 12 of the City's Charter requires that a notice be 

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placed in the official paper in a timely manner for any significant change to Muni's operating 
schedule or routes and for any change to the fee structure that affected the public. The required 
notice appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on May 28. 

Director Kasolas moved that the Board suspend their Rules of Order given the unforeseen timing 
issue. 

On motion to suspend the MTA Rules of Order: unanimously approved (Black, McCray-absent). 

Director Din stated that he would vote to approve the budget with the understanding that there 
would be a quarterly review of the service adjustments. He wants to make sure that the Agency is 
going in the right direction. 

Director Mezey moved that the resolution be amended to eliminate the proposed increase to the 
monthly discount passes for seniors, disabled and youth and restore the cash fare for seniors, 
disabled and youth to 50 cents as originally proposed in the February 28 budget. 

On motion to amend the resolution to eliminate the proposed increase to the monthly discount 
passes for seniors, disabled and youth and restore the cash fare for seniors, disabled and youth to 50 
cents as originally proposed in the February 28 budget: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black and McCray 

RESOLUTION 05-077 

On motion to approve the resolution as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Black and McCray 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:31 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN - 6 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




I 



AN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http ://www. sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-May 24, 2005 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
-Policy regarding reporting theft on buses 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Muni Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-DPT Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Carlene Boyd, District Ct. #C024738PJH filed on 10/1/02 for $2,225 

B. Robert Carroll, Superior Ct. #432226 filed on 6/15/04 for $5,750 

C. Christopher Blande, Superior Ct. #317302 filed on 12/8/00 for $7,500 

D. Isabel Wiel, Unlitigated Claim #0401534 filed on 12/1/03 for $8,100 

E. Xiu Hua Zeng, Unlitigated Claim #0501441 filed on 10/20/04 for $20,000 

F. Patrick Murray, Superior Ct. #419878 filed on 4/29/03 for $24,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING 
ANYTIME - Kimball Street, east side, south of Sacramento Street 

B. RESCIND - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 32nd Avenue, east side, from 215 
feet north of Anza Street to 25 feet northerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - 4th Street, east side, from 42 to 
82 feet south of Market Street. 

D. RESCIND - STREET CLOSURE, 10 AM TO 10 PM, EVERYDAY AND ESTABLISH - 
STREET CLOSURE, 10 AM TO 2 AM, EVERYDAY - Claude Lane, between Bush and 
Sutter Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Stanyan Street, west side, within the intersection 
of Hayes Street and Le Conte Circle, both sides, at Le Conte Avenue. 

F. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Fulton Street, north side, between 
Funston and 10th Avenues. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to execute and file appropriate applications with the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission of an allocation of Transportation Development Act, State Transit 
Assistance, and One-Half Cent Sales Tax funds for Fiscal Year 2006. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 16 to Contract No. MR-1 144, 
Third Street Light Rail Project: Dormer Avenue to Hester Avenue, with Shimmick Construction 
Co./Homer J. Olsen, for additional work in an amount not to exceed $75,000, and for a total contract 
amount not to exceed $42,966,296.50, with a time extension of 12 calendar days. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

1 1 . Adopting the Municipal Railway's "FY2006 Proposed Changes to the Service Standards and 
Milestones" and the Department of Parking and Traffic's "FY2006 DPT Service Standards and 
Milestones." (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and reports.) 



12. Adopting the Tenderloin Pedestrian Safety Concept Plan. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and plan.) 

13. Adopting the Southeast Mission Pedestrian Safety Concept Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and plan.) 

14. Authorizing the Director to release the Draft Short Range Transit Plan for public review and 
comment. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and plan.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

15. Authorizing the Director to award a Service Agreement and Property Use Licenses for Towing, 
Storage and Disposal of Abandoned and Illegally Parked Vehicles to TEGSCO, d.b.a. San Francisco 
AutoReturn for a five-year term; approving the schedule of rates; approving the consolidation of the 
Customer Service Center with the short-term vehicle storage facility; and authorizing the Director to 
execute the Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of San Francisco for use of Pier 70 property. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contracts.) 

16. Authorizing the Director to execute the Second Amendment to the software license agreement 
with Fourth Dimension Traffic for software for Type 2070 Signal Traffic Controllers for a total 
contract amount not to exceed 596,354. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and contract.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

17. Selecting the Fourth Street Alignment as the Locally Preferred Alternative for the Central 
Subway, Phase II of the Third Street Light Rail Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, alignment plan and letters.) 

18. Authorizing the Director to execute a contract with AC Transit to purchase 45 buses 
manufactured by Gillig Corporation for a total cost not to exceed $1,125,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

19. Authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with Howger Services to provide urine and 
breath collection services for the Municipal Transportation Agency's drug and alcohol testing 
program, in an amount not to exceed $400,000, and for a term not to exceed three years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 



3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Curtis Lowe, Unlitigated Claim #502596 filed on 2/10/05 for $13,998.04 

B. Takako and Mark Taylor, Superior Ct. #321491 filed on 10/17/01 for $275,000 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU Local 200 

To discuss: 

X Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

20. Announcement of Closed Session. 

21 . Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 



TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN 2 3 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVE NUE -SUITE 3 34 -SAN F R ANCIS CO-CA. 94102-4524 
3(415)554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




AN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING A TRAFFIC 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr.- absent at roll call 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. 1 She also advised that cell phones that are 
set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off 
position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 24, 2005 Special Meeting: unanimously approved 
(McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

At the request of Chairman Vaughns, Board Secretary Boomer read the letter of resignation 
submitted to Chairman Vaughns and the Board by the Director of Transportation. Chairman 
Vaughns stated that it was with much reluctance that she accepted the content of the letter and 
stated that Mr. Burns 's will leave a void in the MTA. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by "Board Members 
-Policy regarding reporting theft on buses 



Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Operations, reviewed the existing policies and 
procedures pertaining to reporting incidents. Chairman Vaughns thanked Mr. Johnson for 
providing clarity regarding the policy. 

Director Din stated that he had previously requested information regarding garage storage. Exec. 
Director Burns stated that the materials that staff had prepared in response were not sufficiently 
detailed and staff will report on this matter at the next meeting. 

At the request of Chairman Vaughns, Board Secretary Boomer read Article 3, Sections 1 and 2 of 
the Rules of Order pertaining to the powers and duties of the Chairman and Vice Chairman. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Muni Quarterly Service Standards Report 

-DPT Quarterly Service Standards Report 

-Ongoing Activities -. '-> • .. , . . . 

Director McCray arrived at the meeting. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that he was pleased to present the Special Recognition Award to 
Charles Belov who works in the marketing department as the webmaster. Mr. Belov has a 
remarkable attention to detail and does more than what is asked of him. He is a dedicated 
advocate for the visually impaired and Muni's website is considered to be one of the most 
accessible websites in the country. He is an MTA "unsung hero". Chas Belov expressed 
appreciation for the acknowledgement and stated that everybody is dedicated to getting 
information out to the public. Chairman Vaughns acknowledged and commended Mr. Belov on 
behalf of the Board. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the budget has been through the committee process and would 
be considered by the Board of Supervisors on June 14. He reviewed the changes to the budget 
since it had been approved by the MTA Board on February 28 . 

Staff from Construction and Planning will be moving from 1 145 Market St. to One South Van 
Ness over the next few weeks. 

The World Environment Conference was a tremendous 1 success for the city. 

The Muni and DPT service standard reports would be presented as part of Item 11. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, expressed his gratitude for Mr. Burns, first as a Rescue Muni 
activist and then as member of the CAC. It has been a great privilege to work with him. The 



selection of new director will be the most important decision taken by the Board. It will set the 
direction of the Agency for some time to come. The CAC would like to have some involvement 
in the selection process. The CAC recommends approval of the Auto Return contract. Mr. 
Murphy presented the CAC's recommendations regarding the purchase of new ticket vending 
machines. 

9. Public Comment 

Roger Bazeley stated that it had been an honor and pleasure to work with Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns 
has been flexible and provided a fair and even playing field for planning issues. Staff has to 
come up with a way to make cable car stops more visible. He suggested more signage and 
pavement markings. 

Andrew Sullivan, Chair, Rescue Muni stated that he was pleased to hear that Muni was talking to 
"Red Ken", the Mayor of London, about congestion charging. He urged the Agency to pursue 
congestion charging along with other rational transit management techniques. London was able 
to eliminate congestion and increase transit efficiency. He stated that he was sad to hear that Mr. 
Burns was moving on. He noted that an annual survey of riders was conducted in 1999 when Mr. 
Burns first came to Muni. That survey found that riders were delayed 24% of the time. In 2004, 
their found that delays were down to 12.3%. The delays were cut in half by the hard work of 
everyone in Agency and in particular, by Michael Burns. 

Barry Taranto stated that he was disappointed to read that Exec. Director Burns had decided to 
take another job. Mr. Burns had been accessible, had looked into his issues and had made sure 
that individuals took care of what they needed to do. It will be difficult to find someone who is 
aware of the intricacies of the industry. He stated that if the Agency makes it more difficult for 
people from the suburbs to get downtown, the Agency would lose money. Some individuals in 
the Traffic Engineering department are creating problems such as eliminating tow away zones 
during rush hour. He urged staff to keep cars on main thoroughfares and off other streets. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Carlene Boyd, District Ct. #C024738PJH filed on 10/1/02 for $2,225 

B. Robert Carroll, Superior Ct. #432226 filed on 6/15/04 for $5,750 

C. Christopher Blande, Superior Ct. #317302 filed on 12/8/00 for $7,500 

D. Isabel Wiel, Unlitigated Claim #0401534 filed on 12/1/03 for $8,100 

E. Xiu Hua Zeng, Unlitigated Claim #0501441 filed on 10/29^)4 for $20,000 

F. Patrick Murray, Superior Ct. #419878 filed on 4/29/03 for $24,000 

RESOLUTION 05-078 

Director Mezey requested that 10.1 A, Carlene Boyd be severed from the Consent Calendar and 
continued to the next meeting for discussion in closed session. 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING 
ANYTIME - Kimball Street, east side, south of Sacramento Street 

B. RESCIND - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 32nd Avenue, east side, from 215 
feet north of Anza Street to 25 feet northerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - 4th Street, east side, from 42 to 
82 feet south of Market Street. 

D. RESCIND - STREET CLOSURE, 10 AM TO 10 PM, EVERYDAY AND ESTABLISH - 
STREET CLOSURE, 10 AM TO 2 AM, EVERYDAY - Claude Lane, between Bush and 
Sutter Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Stanyan Street, west side, within the intersection 
of Hayes Street and Le Conte Circle, both sides, at Le Conte Avenue. 

F. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Fulton Street, north side, between 
Funston and 10th Avenues. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-079 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to execute and file appropriate applications with the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission of an allocation of Transportation Development Act, State Transit 
Assistance, and One-Half Cent Sales Tax funds for Fiscal Year 2006. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI) 



RESOLUTION 05-080 

( 1 0.4) Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 16 to Contract No. MR-1 144, 
Third Street Light Rail Project: Dormer Avenue to Hester Avenue, with Shimmick Construction 
Co ./Homer J. Olsen, for additional work in an amount not to exceed $75,000, and for a total contract 
amount not to exceed $42,966,296.50, with a time extension of 12 calendar days. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-081 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.1 A severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

1 1 . Adopting the Municipal Railway's "FY2006 Proposed Changes to the Service Standards and 
Milestones" and the Department of Parking and Traffic's "FY2006 DPT Service Standards and 
Milestones." (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and reports.) 

Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni, presented Muni's third quarter and FY06 service standards 
and reviewed current efforts to improve on-time performance. 

Director Din requested that staff provide information on passenger boarding on a "year to date" basis 
and on cash fares by mode. Exec. Director Burns stated that staff would provide information on 
passenger boarding but that it may be a quarter behind the other data. Staff will be providing reports 
on the budget on quarterly basis, which will include revenues by mode. Director Din also requested 
a copy of the current Marketing Plan. 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, DPT, presented DPT's third quarter and FY06 service standards. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-082 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

Director McCray left the meeting. 

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12. Adopting the Tenderloin Pedestrian Safety Concept Plan. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and plan.) 

Chairman Vaughns requested that Items 12 and 13 be called together. 

Bill Lieberman, Director of Planning, presented the Safety Concept Plans. These plans are arterial 
street traffic calming plans to respond to increased traffic and to provide protection for pedestrians 
and other street users. 

Frank Markowitz, Program Manager, stated that the plans primarily concentrate on traffic calming 
elements and improvements at street intersections. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Roger Bazeley stated that he recommended acceptance of the plans. Painting ladder crosswalks 
are one of the least costly means to control traffic. He recommended painting ladder crosswalks 
on Geary Blvd. to keep a safe traffic flow. With respect to the South East Mission plan, he stated 
that it would be a great benefit to have white ladder crosswalk and countdown signals installed, 
particularly near commercial areas. 

Fran Taylor stated that the plan was comprehensive. Caesar Chavez Ave. needs to have a lane 
removed. She recommended that staff look at arterial streets as streets where people live. Staff 
should implement things that encourage people not to drive. 

Andrew Sullivan stated that Rescue Muni was in support of the proposals and he strongly 
encouraged Muni and DPT to work together to minimize any delays due to the construction of 
bulb outs. He suggested that no right or left turns at certain streets to minimize transit delays. 

Barry Taranto stated that the plans did not address jaywalking. If cars have to respect the 
pedestrian's right of way then pedestrians should have that responsibility as well. It is important 
that staff look into the issue. 

Michael Nulty stated that when city departments don't do a lot of outreach when they come to a 
community. Staff was asked to come to established community meetings to report on what was 
happening but they couldn't get anyone to come. He stated that he had a problem with the plan 
to put parallel parking on Hyde St. because it will create accidents. The residents don't like the 
parking changes because they will make it hard on pedestrians. 

John Nulty stated that the plan didn't have a lot of outreach to the community. After a year of 
meetings, staff came up with a totally different plan than what had been previously discussed in 
the community. Staff did not engage the community and did not take their ideas into 
consideration. 



Frank Markowitz, Project Manager, discussed DPT's outreach efforts regarding the plan. The 
outreach program was primarily managed by the Department of Public Health who established 
community working groups that met almost monthly. In addition, they worked with and through 
existing organizations in the Tenderloin and conducted an extensive survey. Staff did change 
the plan in response to comments received from the community and from other city departments 
such as Muni, Police and Fire. 

Executive Director Burns requested that the people who had expressed concern submit their 
issues in writing so they could be addressed. He recommended that Item 12 be continued to a 
future meeting and that the Board take action on item 13. 

Item 12 was continued to the next meeting. 

13. Adopting the Southeast Mission Pedestrian Safety Concept Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and plan.) 

RESOLUTION 05-083 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

14. Authorizing the Director to release the Draft Short Range Transit Plan for public review and 
comment. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and plan.) 

Bill Lieberman, Director, Planning reviewed the draft Short Range Transit Plan and timeline for 
approval. This is the MTA's primary planning document, and is required to be updated every two 
years by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-084 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

15. Authorizing the Director to award a Service Agreement and Property Use Licenses for Towing, 

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Storage and Disposal of Abandoned and Illegally Parked Vehicles to TEGSCO, d.b.a. San Francisco 
AutoReturn for a five-year term; approving the schedule of rates; approving the consolidation of the 
Customer Service Center with the short-term vehicle storage facility; and authorizing the Director to 
execute the Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of San Francisco for use of Pier 70 property. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contracts.) 

No public comment. 

Chairman Vaughns expressed appreciation to AutoReturn for their excellent performance to date 
and stated that the City had been well served. 

RESOLUTION 05-085 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

16. Authorizing the Director to execute the Second Amendment to the software license agreement 
with Fourth Dimension Traffic for software for Type 2070 Signal Traffic Controllers for a total 
contract amount not to exceed 596,354. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and contract.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-086 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

17. Selecting the Fourth Street Alignment as the Locally Preferred Alternative for the Central 
Subway, Phase II of the Third Street Light Rail Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, alignment plan and letters.) 

John Thomas, Project Manager, Central Subway presented the staff report. Staff is requesting that 
the Board give consideration to Fourth Street as locally preferred alternative. This approval is 
needed in order for the project to be included in the funding process. 



Rebecca Kohlstrand, Parsons Brinckerhoff, presented the timeline for the environmental process, 
which is expected to take 18 months to complete. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, stated that they strongly recommend approval of the proposal. The 
original alignment had many problems, most notably with operations. He expressed appreciation for 
staffs interest in their recommendations and hopes the Agency will consider a connection to a future 
Geary St. Subway. If at all possible, staff should study how to connect with BART underground and 
extending the line to Columbus Ave. to serve North Beach in addition to Chinatown. 

Roger Bazeley stated that he supported the new alignment and called it cleaner and simpler. He 
discussed the importance of smooth traffic flow and transit linkages. 

RESOLUTION 05-087 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

Director Kasolas left the meeting. 

18. Authorizing the Director to execute a contract with AC Transit to purchase 45 buses 
manufactured by Gillig Corporation for a total cost not to exceed $1,125,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-088 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas and McCray 

19. Authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with Howger Services to provide urine and 
breath collection services for the Municipal Transportation Agency's drug and alcohol testing 
program, in an amount not to exceed $400,000, and for a term not to exceed three years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

No public comment. 



RESOLUTION 05-089 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - Kasolas and McCray 
RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 5:40 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas - absent at roll call 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager 
Michael Hursh, Deputy General Manager 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Kasolas, McCray- 
absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 

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action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 
Existing Litigation: 

A. Curtis Lowe, Unlitigated Claim #502596 filed on 2/10/05 for $13,998.04 
RESOLUTION 05-09 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT -McCray 

B. Takako and Mark Taylor, Superior Ct. #321491 filed on 10/17/01 for $275,000 
RESOLUTION 05-09 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU Local 200 

To discuss: 

X Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 

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ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:20 p.m. 

20. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Lowe and 
Taylor cases with the City Attorney and for a conference with their labor negotiator. The Board 
voted unanimously to settle the cases (McCray-absent) and took no action with regard to labor 
negotiations. 

21. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

Exec. Director Burns announced receipt of a letter of resignation from Larry Williams, Deputy 
General Manager, Human Resources, effective July 8, 2005. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:17 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2005 

ROOM 416, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



SPECIAL MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Special Meeting 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 416, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 7 1 -Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parldng Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness., multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
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2:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-May 3 1 , 2005 Special Meeting 
-June 7, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Annual Security Report 
-Storage at public garages 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD WERE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 






(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Saturnino Gomez, Superior Ct. #435164 filed on 10/4/04 for $1,065.16 

B. Bennie Lewis, Superior Ct. #410260, filed on 7/12/02 for $3,000 

C. Jian Wen Wu, Shun Wing Li & Hong Jin Chen, Superior Ct. #417480 filed on 2/18/03 
for $5,000 

D. Maria Medina, Superior Ct. #1318677 filed on 8/28/01 for $7,500 

E. Mary Bidvia Dodds, Superior Ct. #3420301 filed on 5/9/03 for $15,000 

F. Moi\a Marks, Superior Ct. #423858 filed on 8/27/03 for $43,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING, 10 PM TO 6 AM, EVERYDAY - 
Alemany Boulevard, both sides, between Sagamore and Crystal Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Red Rock 
Way, from the driveway of #15 and #55 Red Rock Way driveway to 34 feet northerly and 
from the same driveway to 27 feet westerly. 

C. INSTALL - TRAFFIC SIGNALS - 1 1th Avenue at Geary Boulevard, California and 
Lyon Streets, Baker and Turk Streets, Douglass and Market Streets, Geary Boulevard and 
Spruce Street, Hyde and Vallejo Streets. 

D. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Wright Street, north side, from Holladay 
Avenue to Montcalm Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONE - Montcalm Street, east side, 
from 126 feet north of York Street to 55 feet northerly 

F. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET - Wright Street, from Montcalm Street to Holladay 
Avenue, eastbound. 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Washburn Street, east side, 
from 56 feet to 120 feet north of Howard Street. 

H. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "L" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Rossi Avenue, west side, between 
Anza Street and Turk Boulevard. 

I. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Lincoln Way, north side, 
from 41st Avenue to 100 feet easterly. 

J. RESCIND - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING "A" AND "C" AND ESTABLISH - 
PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Broadway Street, south side, from Powell Street 
to 80-feet westerly. 

K. RESCIND - PARKING METERS, AREA NO. 4 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM - 6 PM MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING 
METERS, AREA NO. 4 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 7 PM 
EVERYDAY) - Bay Street, south side, between Taylor and Mason Streets. 

L. RESCIND - PARKING METERS, AREA NO. 4, (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM 
TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METERS, 
AREA NO. 3 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY) - Mason Street, west side, from Bay Street to 65 feet southerly. 



M. ESTABLISH - PARKING METERS, 2-HOUR, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Bryant Street, west side, between 1 8th and Mariposa Streets. 

N. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Larkin Street, west side, 
between the north and south Fulton Street crosswalks. 

O. ESTABLISH - TOUR BUS PARKING ONLY (15-MTNUTE PARKING TIME LIMIT), 
8 AM - 6 PM, EVERYDAY - Fulton Street, north side, between 1 15 feet east of Larkin 
Street and 125 feet west of Hyde Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $450,000 in California Department of 
Transportation's Safe Routes to School grant funds to improve school safety for the Monroe 
School and SF Community School areas through traffic calming and other traffic safety 
measures. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $256,500 in California Department of 
Transportation's Safe Routes to School grant funds to improve school safety for the Marshall 
School areas through traffic calming and other traffic safety measures. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.5) Approving a bid call for Department of Public Works Contract No. 0872J: Contract 31 
Traffic Signal Modification to solicit bids to upgrade existing traffic signals at twenty 
intersections. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, attachments and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to award a contract to Aim to Please Janitorial Services for 
janitorial services for twenty-one metered parking lots and five Department of Parking and 
Traffic facilities for a term of four years and for an amount of $ 1 09,884 for fiscal year 2006. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, contract and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to award a contract to Walker Parking Consultants to conduct the 
Performing Arts Garage build-out feasibility study for a total contract amount not to exceed 
$120,000 and for a term of two years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, contract and 
resolution.) (PA) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director of Transportation and the Director of Property to acquire 1570 
Burke Avenue from Russell and Debra Kirschenbaum for use as Muni's central warehouse and 
overhead lines maintenance facility. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
agreement and determination.) (MUNI) 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director to enter into a lease with New Cingular Wireless PCS for space 
within the Golden Gateway Garage for the placement of telecommunications equipment. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and lease.) (DPT) 

(10.10) Authorizing the Director to enter into a lease with New Cingular Wireless PCS for space 
within the Vallejo Street Garage for the placement of telecommunications equipment. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and lease.) (DPT) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Approving and adopting the arbitration award establishing the collective bargaining 
agreement with TWU Local 200, effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, agreement and resolution.) 

12. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement with Machinists, Local 1414 
effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
agreement and resolution.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract No. 350, Procurement of Standard Low Floor 
Hybrid-Electric Diesel Coaches, with Orion Bus Industries, for an amount not to exceed 
$29,398,629. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, contract and resolution.) 

14. Authorizing the Director to award a professional services contract with Claremont Behavioral 
Services to provide services for and management of the Employee Assistance and Peer 
Assistance Programs for a contract amount not to exceed $275,000 per year for a three-year term 
and for a total contract amount not to exceed $825,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, contract and resolution.) 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

16. Authorizing the Director to execute a contract with NM Parking for management of the Polk- 
Bush Garage, for a term of six years beginning October 1, 2005, with options to extend the 
contract, for a management fee of $14,435 per month, and an annual incentive fee not to exceed 
$25,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and contract.) 

17. Authorizing the Director to execute a contract with Convenient Parking for management of 
the Lombard Street Garage, for a term of six years beginning October 1, 2005, with options to 
extend the contract, for a management fee of $21,889 per month, and an annual incentive fee not 
to exceed $25,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and contract.) 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

18. Authorizing the Director to execute a contract with Convenient Parking for management of 
the 1660 Mission Street Garage, for a term of six years beginning October 1, 2005, for a 
management fee of $7,489 per month. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
and contract.) 

19. Authorizing the Director to approve the Civic Center Plaza Garage Fiscal Year 2006 budget 
and capital improvement request. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and 
budget.) 



20. Authorizing the Director to approve the Golden Gateway Garage Fiscal Year 2006 budget. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and budget.) 

21. Authorizing the Director to approve the St. Mary's Square Garage and 16 th and Hoff Street 
Garage Fiscal Year 2006 budget and capital improvement request. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, and budget.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Carlene Boyd, District Ct. #C024738PJH filed on 10/1/02 for $2,225 

(Item continued from the June 7 meeting.) 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 
X Other 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT/HIRING: Director of Transportation 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

22. Announcement of Closed Session. 

23. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

24. Appointing Stuart Sunshine to serve as Director of Transportation on an acting basis on terms 
consistent with the Municipal Executives Association Memorandum of Understanding from July 
16, 2005 until a Director of Transportation has been appointed on a permanent basis . 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

ADJOURN 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL 1 5 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
SIJC ; LIBRARY 



RESCHEDULED MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Rescheduled Meeting 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Michael T. Burns 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING I TRAFFIC 



2:00 - RESCHEDULED MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the rescheduled meeting to order at 2:01 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - absent at Roll Call 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell phones that are 
set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off 
position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 31, 2005 special meeting and the June 7, 2005 
regular meeting: unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 



Chairman Vaughns stated that it was incumbent upon the Board, from time to time, to 
acknowledge commendations received regarding staffs performance for doing a good job. She 
commended Mr. Scott Ruble of the Parking Authority for his professionalism and kind 
assistance. She requested that Mr. Szeto, acting Director, Parking Authority, acknowledge Mr. 
Ruble on behalf of the Board. ■'■■[■' 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

At the request of Chairman Vaughns, Board Secretary Boomer read a memo dated June 21, 2005 
regarding the annual designation of Parking Authority members. All board members have been 
designated to serve as members of the Parking Authority for FY06. 



Chairman Vaughns stated that Director Din had expressed concern with the response provided to 
the Board by the Parking Authority regarding storage issues. She added that Director Din had 
requested that staff develop a definitive policy that addressed the rate schedule, terms and request 
process for the lease of garage space. 

Chairman Vaughns noted receipt of the Marketing Plan and stated that the marketing plan did not 
address efforts that the MTA was currently engaged in and that it should have more specificity 
for the fiscal year 2005/06. Board Secretary Boomer stated that the Board would be receiving a 
presentation on the marketing plan at the August 16 meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that this board meeting was Michael Burns' last meeting with the 
MTA Board. She stated that Mr. Burns' stewardship had been unparalleled and greatly 
appreciated. She expressed gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Burns and wished him the best. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the past six years had been rewarding and expressed 
appreciation for the opportunity to work with the board, his fellow employees and stakeholders. 

Director McCray arrived at the meeting/ 

7. Director's Report 

-Annual Security Report r 

-Storage at public garages . / ; 

-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the weekend "Gay Pride" activities went smoothly. Mr. Burns 
commended the PCO's for keeping things in control: 

Mr. Bums announced that Supervisor Aaron Peskin had introduced the tow contract at the Board 
of Supervisors. Staff anticipates that the contract will be approved in advance of the expiration 
ofHhe current-agreement. •--• - 

Mr. Burns continued his report by stating that three charter amendments were currently being 
discussed in a Board of Supervisors' committee. The first one, introduced by Supervisor 
Sandoval would reverse many of the reforms instituted by Prop E. and would return line item 
control of the budget to the Board of Supervisors. The second charter amendment, by Supervisor 
Ammiano, would split the appointments to the MTA Board between the Mayor and the Board of 
Supervisors. If this item were approved in November, the current Board would be dismissed in 
April. There is significant concern that these charter amendments would impact the recruitment 
of a new director because they would make it more difficult to recruit someone to make a major 
career change with such uncertainty. 

The third charter amendment, introduced by Supervisor Alioto-Pier, would implement meter 
enforcement on Sundays with the revenues being dedicated to local business districts rather than 

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to the MTA. 

The Board of Supervisors approved the MTA's budget on June 14 by vote of seven to three. As 
promised, staff will present a report on the budget to the MTA Board on a quarterly basis. 

Muni is in the process of printing maps for the summer and is also updating maps in bus shelters. 
Staff iss also preparing to print maps in the Fall to reflect the service adjustments that would be 
going into effect on September. 

Exec. Director Burns discussed the actions that both Muni and DPT would take in the event of a 
BART strike. Contingency plans are in place. 

Caltrans and DPT have determined that the Central Freeway and Octavia Blvd. projects would be 
formally opened on August 19 th . Also, the California Highway Patrol had unofficially notified 
the MTA that they plan to reopen Beale Street to traffic on August 1. It was closed after the 
September 1 1 tragedy due to security concerns. 

Director Mezey requested that staff provide an update on the long-range revenue sources that 
were discussed as possible solutions to the budget shortfall. Exec. Director Burns stated that 
staff would prepare a report. The bills currently being considered in Sacramento were continuing 
through the Process. The Board of Supervisors has been discussing a sales tax measure, which 
would be dedicated to health care. Staff was continuing to work with the city on the possibility 
of a parking tax. 

Director Black inquired how the charter amendments would impact the search for a new Director 
of Transportation. Exec. Director Burns stated that the recruiter expressed serious concerns 
about the ability to attract a qualified candidate should the measures pass. 

Robert Hertan, Director of Security Programs presented the Annual Security Report. 

Dan McDonagh, Acting Captain, Crime Prevention Company, presented the Incident Summary 
Report for June 1, 2004 to May 31, 2005. He stated that Muni was a very safe system. 



Director Kasolas requested that staff contact cities with similar sized transit properties to see 
what their experiences were. 

Director Din inquired about the status of the fare evasion pilot program on the 14-Mission. Exec. 
Director Burns stated that staff would provide an update on that program at a future meeting. 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, DPT introduced the Summer Intern program and the interns. 
Chairman Vaughns expressed appreciation to the interns on behalf of the Board. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the COMTO interns be introduced at the next Board meeting. 






At the request of Chairman Vaughns, Deputy City Attorney Julia Friedlander provided an 
overview of what the Board could and could not discuss with respect to hiring a new director. 
Ms. Friedlander stated that the Board could meet in closed session to discuss qualities of specific 
candidates but could not discuss compensation or the general recruitment or selection process. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, Citizen's Advisory Council stated that the CAC had no new 
recommendations. Mr. Murphy thanked Mr. Burns and commended him for his vision in 1999 to 
make Muni a world-class transit system. Since the passing of Prop E., Muni has improved every 
year. Mr. Burns' stewardship has had a lot to do with that success. Mr. Burns lived up to his 
promise to collaborate with riders, Rescue Muni and the CAC. 

9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto stated that he wanted to make it to Mr. Bums' last meeting out of respect. Mr. 
Burns had been a personable director who really listened. He added that Mr. Sunshine is a great 
person to carry on what Mr. Bums started. He noted that parking meters in some parts of the 
city won't work on Sunday and that the MTA should keep an eye on a Muni employee whose 
application for a taxi medallion was rejected because the employee provided fraudulent 
information. He noted that construction on Kearny St., scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m., should not 
start sooner than 8:00 p.m. Staff needs to assess how dispatchers were responding to complaints. 

Ernestine Weiss thanked Mr. Bums for the wonderful job of bringing Muni up to a performance 
level of 70% or more and wished him the best in his future endeavors. She stated that buses were 
filthy and unacceptable and drivers had to be instructed to refuse to allow people to board if they 
were carrying drinks, even the that drinks are covered. She noted that there was still no 
enforcement at Clay and Grant. 

Jeanne Lynch stated that she wished Mr. Bums well and thanked him for his support and 
leadership. 

William Sisk, President, Local 250- A, read a letter that TWU had submitted to Mr. Bums and 
Mayor Newsom regarding a threatened walk-off by members of 250-A. He stated that 250-A 
would do anything within their power to stop any such action by their members but that they 
wouldn't stand by if their members exercised their right to speak and were disciplined for it. He 
expressed shock to receive a letter from Mr. Bums that stated that the MTA would take action if 
it appeared that the union had sanctioned or encouraged any job action. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD WERE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Saturnino Gomez, Superior Ct. #435164 filed on 10/4/04 for $1,065.16 

B. Bennie Lewis, Superior Ct. #410260, filed on 7/12/02 for $3,000 

C. Jian Wen Wu, Shun Wing Li & Hong Jin Chen, Superior Ct. #417480 filed on 2/18/03 for $5,000 

D. Maria Medina, Superior Ct. #1318677 filed on 8/28/01 for $7,500 

E. Mary Bidvia Dodds, Superior Ct. #3420301 filed on 5/9/03 for $15,000 

F. Mona Marks, Superior Ct. #423858 filed on 8/27/03 for $43,000 

RESOLUTION 05-092 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING, 10 PM TO 6 AM, EVERYDAY - 
Alemany Boulevard, both sides, between Sagamore and Crystal Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Red Rock 
Way, from the driveway of #15 and #55 Red Rock Way driveway to 34 feet northerly and 
from the same driveway to 27 feet westerly. 

C. INSTALL - TRAFFIC SIGNALS - 1 1th Avenue at Geary Boulevard, California and 
Lyon Streets, Baker and Turk Streets, Douglass and Market Streets, Geary Boulevard and 
Spruce Street, Hyde and Vallejo Streets. 

D. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Wright Street, north side, from Holladay 
Avenue to Montcalm Street. 

E. ESTABLISH.- ^ED_(NO-£ARKING. ANYTTME).ZQNE--- Montcalm-Street, ^east side, 
from 126 feet north of York Street to 55 feet northerly 

F. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET - Wright Street, from Montcalm Street to Holladay 
Avenue, eastbound. 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Washburn Street, east side, 
from 56 feet to 120 feet north of Howard Street. 

H. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "L" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Rossi Avenue, west side, between 
Anza Street and Turk Boulevard. 

I. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Lincoln Way, north side, 
from 41st Avenue to 100 feet easterly. 

J. RESCIND - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING "A" AND "C" AND ESTABLISH - 
PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Broadway Street, south side, from Powell Street 



to 80-feet westerly. 

K. RESCIND - PARKING METERS, AREA NO. 4 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM - 6 PM MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING 
METERS, AREA NO. 4 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 7 PM 
EVERYDAY) - Bay Street, south side, between Taylor and Mason Streets. 

L. RESCIND - PARKING METERS, AREA NO. 4, (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM 
TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METERS, 
AREA NO. 3 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY) - Mason Street, west side, from Bay Street to 65 feet southerly. 

M. ESTABLISH - PARKING METERS, 2-HOUR, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Bryant Street, west side, between 18th and Mariposa Streets. 

N. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Larkin Street, west side, 
between the north and south Fulton Street crosswalks. 

O. ESTABLISH - TOUR BUS PARKING ONLY (15-MINUTE PARKING TIME LIMIT), 
8 AM - 6 PM, EVERYDAY - Fulton Street, north side, between 115 feet east of Larkin 
Street and 125 feet west of Hyde Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-093 

Item 10. 2C was severed at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto expressed concern that there were intersections that had heavier traffic at which it 
made more sense to install traffic signals. He stated that it was important to make sure that the 
signal timing was coordinated with the other signals in the area. Staff should review the list and 
compare it to the top priority places where signals would be of most benefit. 

On motion to approve Item 10. 2C: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 



(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $450,000 in California Department of 
Transportation's Safe Routes to School grant funds to improve school safety for the Monroe 
School and SF Community School areas through traffic calming and other traffic safety 
measures. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-094 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $256,500 in California Department of 
Transportation's Safe Routes to School grant funds to improve school safety for the Marshall 
School areas through traffic calming and other traffic safety measures. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-095 



(10.5) Approving a bid call for Department of Public Works Contract No. 0872J: Contract 31 
Traffic Signal Modification to solicit bids to upgrade existing traffic signals at twenty 
intersections. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, attachments and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-096 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to award a contract to Aim to Please Janitorial Services for 
janitorial services for twenty-one metered parking lots and five Department of Parking and 
Traffic facilities for a term of four years and for an amount of $109,884 for fiscal year 2006. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, contract and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-097 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to award a contract to Walker Parking Consultants to conduct the 
Performing Arts Garage build-out feasibility study for a total contract amount not to exceed 
$120,000 and for a term of two years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, contract and 
resolution.) (PA) 

RESOLUTION 05-098 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director of Transportation and the Director of Property to acquire 1570 
Burke Avenue from Russell and Debra Kirschenbaum for use as Muni's central warehouse and 
overhead lines maintenance facility. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
agreement and determination.) (MUNI) 

Director Din requested a breakdown of the costs to improve the property. 

RESOLUTION 05-099 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director to enter into a lease with New Cingular Wireless PCS for space 
within the Golden Gateway Garage for the placement of telecommunications equipment. 
(Explanatory documents include ti^taff reports resolution,-and lease;) {-DPT} - 

RESOLUTION 05-100 

(10.10) Authorizing the Director to enter into a lease with New Cingular Wireless PCS for space 
within the Vallejo Street Garage for the placement of telecommunications equipment. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and lease.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-101 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10. 2C, 10.6 and 10.8 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

11. Approving and adopting the arbitration award establishing the collective bargaining 
agreement with TWU Local 200, effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, agreement and resolution.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Ken Rodriguez requested that the Board not approve the item because it had not been presented 
to the Local 200 membership for ratification. He stated that Local 200 members must ratify the 
contract or it would not be legitimate. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that the agreement was not subject to ratification because it was 
arrived at by a binding arbitration agreement. He expressed hope that future agreements could be 
reached through collective bargaining, which would require a vote of the members. 

RESOLUTION 05-102 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

NAYES - Black and McCray 

12. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement with Machinists, Local 1414 
effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
agreement and resolution.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Arthur Gonzalez thanked Mr. Burns and staff for the professional negotiation of the contract. He 
expressed hope that the Board would approve the agreement. 

RESOLUTION 05-103 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract No. 350, Procurement of Standard Low Floor 
Hybrid-Electric Diesel Coaches, with Orion Bus Industries, for an amount not to exceed 
$29,398,629. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, contract and resolution.) 



Exec. Director Burns stated that this purchase was a continuation of Muni's vehicle procurement 
program and was consistent with Muni's Clean Air program and with Prop. I. 

Elson Hao, Project Manager, Hybrid Procurement Project, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Ernestine Weiss congratulated staff on the purchase of the coaches. She stated that staff needed 
to pay attention to the back door steps because the new buses were too high for seniors, children 
and disabled people. She recommended that the buses have a lower step so they could be safely 
negotiated. 

Exec. Director Bums stated that the new buses were low floor buses. 

RESOLUTION 05-104 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

14. Authorizing the Director to award a professional services contract with Claremont Behavioral 
Services to provide services for and management of the Employee Assistance and Peer 
Assistance Programs for a contract amount not to exceed $275,000 per year for a three-year term 
and for a total contract amount not to exceed $825,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, contract and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-105 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Din, kasolas, McGray, Mezey ttmFVaugnns 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

16. Authorizing the Director to execute a contract with NM Parking for management of the Polk- 
Bush Garage, for a term of six years beginning October 1, 2005, with options to extend the 
contract, for a management fee of $14,435 per month, and an annual incentive fee not to exceed 
$25,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and contract.) 

Ron Szeto, Acting Director, Parking Authority, presented the calendar item. He stated that 
several bids had been received. NM Parking had provided the lowest bid and met the minimum 
qualifications. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 






Tesfaye Tsadik expressed support for the award of the contract. He stated that NM Parking was 
a small business that had been successful in running the garage for the past four years. The 
company had been audited several times and had been given a clean bill of approval. All 
employees were being paid the union standard rate and the contractor was committed to abiding 
by city's regulations. 

Mark Gleason, Teamsters Local 665, requested that the Board put this award off. He stated that 
they would provide evidence of non-compliance of health and welfare issues. A former 
employee, who had since passed away, had stated that his health benefits weren't covered. He 
requested that a higher standard be established for these awards. Mr. Gleason stated that time 
was needed to demonstrate a payment gap and requested a 30-60 day deferral to review the 
payment history. He added that the prevailing wage ordinance should be adhered to. 

Exec. Director Burns stated that staff had originally determined that the company was in 
compliance but they would review Mr. Gleason' s information prior to making a final 
determination. 

On motion to table the item to the first meeting in August: unanimously approved. 

17. Authorizing the Director to execute a contract with Convenient Parking for management of 
the Lombard Street Garage, for a term of six years beginning October 1, 2005, with options to 
extend the contract, for a management fee of $21,889 per month, and an annual incentive fee not 
to exceed $25,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and contract.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-106 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

18. Authorizing the Director to execute a contract with Convenient Parking for management of 
the 1660 Mission Street Garage, for a term of six years beginning October 1, 2005, for a 
management fee of $7,489 per month. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
and contract.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-107 

On motion to approve: 

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ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

19. Authorizing the Director to approve the Civic Center Plaza Garage Fiscal Year 2006 budget 
and capital improvement request. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and 
budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-108 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

20. Authorizing the Director to approve the Golden Gateway Garage Fiscal Year 2006 budget. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-109 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

21. Authorizing the Director to approve the St. Mary's Square Garage and 16 th and Ho ff Street 
Garage Fiscal Year 2006 budget and capital improvement request. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, and budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-110 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:29 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

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Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager 
Michael Hursh, Deputy General Manager 
Diana Buchbinder, Manager, Human Resources 
Vernon Crawley, EEO Manager 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. eartene Boyd, District Ct. #e024738PJH- filed on 16/1/62 for $2,2-25^ 

RESOLUTION 05-1 11 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

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Employee Organizations: 

TWU Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT/HIRING: Director of Transportation 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 5:16 p.m. 

22. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss Carlene Boyd vs. 
CCSF with the City Attorney, to meet with the labor negotiator and to discuss the appointment 
and hiring of a Director of Transportation. The Board voted unanimously to settle the Boyd case 
and took no action on the other matters. 

23. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

24. Appointing Smart Sunshine-to-serve as actirrg-Directorof-Transr>ortation onterms -consistent 
with the Municipal Executives Association Memorandum of Understanding from July 16, 2005 
until a Director of Transportation has been hired . (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

Chairman Vaughns asked Mr. Sunshine if he would accept the position of acting Director of 
Transportation. Mr. Sunshine replied that he would accept. 

RESOLUTION 05-1 12 

On motion to approve: 

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ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:19 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
DEC 3 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



OCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL 1 5 2005 

"RANCISC 

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CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Stuart Sunshine 

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRAN CISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 




SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING A TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist, to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-June 30, 2005 Rescheduled Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Quarterly EEO Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE. APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

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(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Marissa Thommen, Superior Ct. #434067 filed on 8/24/04 for $4,025 

B. Peninsula Builders, Unlitigated Claim #513535 filed on 3/1/05 for $5,202.93 

C. Lisa Presta, Unlitigated Claim #503353 filed on 4/21/05 for $6,047.45 

D. Melody Haller, Unlitigated Claim #512951 filed on 12/27/04 for $6,705.81 

E. William Jones, Unlitigated Claim #502646 filed on 2/16/05 for $9,477.30 

F. Kenny Man Kui Man, Unlitigated Claim #501602 filed on 1 1/15/04 for $3,863 

G. Ronald Malone, Unlitigated Claim #502894 filed on 3/10/05 for $14,245.63 
H. Duysa Mikhelson, Superior Ct. #3425062 filed on 10/3/03 for $23,000 

I. Allianz Insurance, Superior Ct. #417991 filed on 3/5/03 for $70,000 (City to receive) 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - DIAGONAL (60-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Ulloa Street, south 
side, from 33rd Avenue to 98 feet easterly. 

B. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 
STOPPING ANYTIME - Harriet Street, east side, from Ahern Way to Harrison Street. 

C. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Masonic Avenue, west side, from Grove to Hayes Streets. 

D. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Warren Drive, north side, from Blairwood 
Lane to 60 feet easterly. 

E. CONSTRUCT - SPEED HUMP (CUSHION) - Gilman Avenue, between Hawes and 
Griffith Streets. 

F. ESTABLISH - MID-BLOCK CROSSWALK - Alabama St., between 24th and 25th Sts. 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Carolina Street, west side, 
from 23rd Street to 90 feet southerly. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Cambridge Street, south 

side, from Stoneyford Avenue to 20 feet westerly. 
I. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR-PARKMG - 201 T^gr-apkTIili BmiievaKL 
J. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR PARKING - 275 to 285 Telegraph Hill Boulevard. 
K. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Gough Street, east side, between 

Colton and Otis Streets. 
L. ESTABLISH - YELLOW ZONE (COMMERCIAL LOADING), 7 AM TO 6 PM, 

EVERYDAY, TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ALL OTHER TIMES - 7th Street, east 

side, between Market and Stevenson Streets. 
M. RESCIND - 1-HOUR PARKING TIME LLMT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY AND ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING AREA 1(1- 

HOUR TIME LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - 

Stevenson Street, south side, between 5th and 6th Streets. 
N. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Noriega Street, north side, from the western 

edge of the #616 Noriega Street driveway to the western edge of the #624 property line. 

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O. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Bayshore Boulevard at Marengo Street, east side, from 

60 feet to 100 feet north of Marengo Street. 
P. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR PARKING - 18th Street, north side, between Potrero 

Avenue and Utah Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $9,920,000 in federal Section 5309 New 
Starts capital assistance for Muni's Third Street Phase II-New Central Subway project. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $500,000 in Congestion Management and 
Air Quality funds and to negotiate with PB Farradyne to amend its contract to purchase 
additional software and related services to expand the existing SFgo system by an amount not to 
exceed $375,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,075,000. 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute Contract No. CCO 05-914, Municipal Transportation 
Agency Quality Review, with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, to conduct a Quality Review, 
for a total contract amount not to exceed $46,219, and for a term of two years, with an option to 
extend up to an additional two years. 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 20 to Contract No. MR- 
1 142, Third Street Light Rail Project: 22 nd Street to Jerrold Avenue, with Mitchell 
Engineering/Ob ayashi Corp. with a time extension of 128 calendar days, with no cost increase to 
the contract amount. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and modification.) 
(MUNI) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to execute the Ninth Amendment to Contract No. CS-1 16, 
Design and Construction Support Services for Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance 
and Operations Facility, with Gannett Fleming, Inc., for a contract extension of six months, for a 
total contract term of seven years and six months, with no cost increase to the contract. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (MUNI) 

(10.8) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 148, Third Street Light Rail Transit: Ductbanks at Mission 
Creek and Islais Creek with ProVen Management, Inc. in the final amount of $6,767,730.01, 
with a final completion date of June 23, 2005, and authorizing closeout of the Contract and 
release of final payment in the amount of $8,956.71. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.9) Approving Amendment No. 4 to the Appointment and Compensation Agreement between 
the City and Michael T. Burns to extend the term of the "General Manager's Incentive 
Compensation Plan" to June 30, 2005 and authorizing the MTA's Deputy General Manager for 
Human Resources to take all steps necessary to administer the closeout of the Appointment and 
Compensation Agreement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment 
and plan.) (MTA) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to award Contract No. MR-1 182R1, Muni Metro East Light Rail 
Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project to Stacy and Witbeck in an amount not to 
exceed $120,000,000 and rejecting their original bid. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, addenda and financial plan.) 

12. Public hearing on Muni's Draft FY2006-2025 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) and close of 
the SRTP public comment period. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

13. Adopting an overall annual goal of 26 percent for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise 
contracting for Department of Transportation-assisted contracts for fiscal year 2006. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and methodology.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Unspecified to protect settlement posture 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss: 

THREAT TO PUBLIC SERVICES OR FACILITIES 



Robert Hertan, Director, MTA Security Programs 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT/HIRING: Director of Transportation 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 



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7/11 /or 



TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG 1 1 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Stuart Sunshine 

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING 4 TRAFFIC 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order - " 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
WilDin 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - absent at roll call 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell phones that are 
set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off 
position. 

Director McCray arrived at the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the June 30, 2005 rescheduled meeting: unanimously 
approved. • 

5 . Communications : 

Director Mezey requested that items 10.1 E and H be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
continued to the next meeting for discussion in closed session. 

Chairman Vaughns acknowledged receipt of correspondence dated July 5, 2005 from Mr. Burns 
to Ken Rodriguez, President of TWU Local 200. Chairman Vaughns also acknowledged receipt 
of correspondence from Mr. Ron Mitchell of the Joint Labor Management Board and requested 
that the Board Secretary contact Mr. Mitchell about the time period for and source of the material 
that Mr. Mitchell provided. 



Director Din stated that the correspondence received regarding the Burke Ave. property was 
satisfactory. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the Board has been trying to attend the monthly "Systemwide 
Operator of the Month" events. She requested that the Board Secretary let the Board know the 
date, time and location each month. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the Board had received correspondence regarding the publics' 
concern over DPT's lack of accessibility at 1380 Howard St. She stated that she had also 
experienced difficulty reaching staff by telephone. The Chairman suggested that staff improve 
their efficiency in this regard and requested that Mr. Sunshine prioritize the issue. Exec. Director 
Sunshine replied that he was investigating the matter, stating that there is high staff turnover at 
that location. Staff will conduct a staffing plan analysis and assess the skill sets needed and will 
report back to the Board. 



Chairman Vaughns expressed serious concern over a letter sent to Supervisor Maxwell regarding 
an increase in the number of accidents at 18 th and Third Streets. Exec. Director Sunshine stated 
that staff would investigate and report back. : r ' - ; ; ' 

Director Kasolas requested a report and presentation on the status of the various technology 
incentives with a follow up report provided to the Board on a quarterly basis. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Quarterly EEO Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Sunshine stated that he was pleased to present the Special Recognition Award to 
Emily Kretz, Program Coordinator for the MTA's Video Surveillance Program. Ms. Kretz and 
her staff manage the on-board video surveillance tapes and work closely with the Police 
department, the District Attorney and Worker's Compensation to assist in the prosecution of 
crimes committed on Muni vehicles. Mr. Sunshine stated that Ms. Kretz testifies in court 
regarding the videos and had received letters of appreciation from the District Attorney and 
Police Department. Emily Kretz expressed her appreciation for the award. Chairman Vaughns 
expressed her appreciation to Ms. Kretz on behalf of the Board. 

Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction and Julia Friedlander, Deputy City 
Attorney introduced the Committee of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and Project 
Pull interns who were working at the MTA and the City Attorney's office. Chairman Vaughns 
expressed appreciation to the interns on behalf of the Board. 



Exec. Director Sunshine stated that the 4 th of July Festivities went smoothly. Seventy- five 
Parking Control Officers were assigned to manage traffic. Muni provided service for Giants 
game as well as additional service for the festivities. The MTA received praise for their efforts. 

Mr. Sunshine stated that the MTA was notified about the July 7 th bombing in London early that 
morning. Staff responded instantly and in accordance with established protocol. Mr. Sunshine 
stated that it was remarkable to see the high level of cooperation among city departments. 

On July 1 1 th , the Department of Parking and Traffic implemented the parking fine, contractor and 
Residential Parking permit increases as approved by the Board of Supervisors. Staff also began 
to roll out the parking meter increases. This will take several weeks to implement throughout the 
city. All brochures, website and telephone information have been updated to reflect the changes. 

Exec. Director Sunshine stated that he had requested that both the third and fourth quarter EEO 
reports be presented to the Board so that staff was up to date with the reports. Chairman 
Vaughns expressed appreciation for Mr. Sunshine's expediency in providing the fourth quarter 
report. However since the fourth quarter report had been received without adequate time to 
review it, she requested that the Board reserve the right to revisit that report in the future. 

Vernon Crawley, Manager, EEO Division proceeded to present the 3 rd and 4 th Quarter reports. 

Chairman Vaughns suggested that managers receive training on an annual basis and that their 
participation is documented. Exec. Director Sunshine stated that he had already asked for a list 
of managers who had not yet participated and would follow up with them. 

Mr. Sunshine stated that the 43 rd Annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Competition was held on July 
14, 2005 and thanked Chairman Vaughns and Director Din for participating. Byron Cobb, a five- 
time bell-ringing champion was this year's winner. Second place was awarded to Frank Ware 
and third place was awarded to Howard Woo. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the Cable Car Bell Ringing Competition had been executed in an 
excellent fashion and requested that Mr. Sunshine commend Janis Yuen for her efforts. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC, expressed appreciation to Mr. Sunshine for meeting with him on 
the day of the London bombing. Mr. Murphy advised the Board that he had been elected as 
Chairman of CAC for a fourth term and Steve Ferrario as Vice Chairman for a second term. Mr. 
Murphy presented the CAC ' s new policy recommendations. 



9. Public Comment 

Daryl Siefert stated that as a wheelchair user, he was unable to access the inbound side of the 
Castro Station. On the M-line, he can't disembark at the Balboa Park Station. He would like to 
see better transportation on Geary Blvd. 

Roger Bazeley stated that he could recommend key charter and organizational changes that 
would create a truly unified MTA. He stated that the Agency was not always in the lead due to a 
fragmented approach to program development, which creates a "tug of war" among stakeholders. 
Cable car personnel still need vests. Bus loading zones are inadequate. The MTA should create 
special double-parking zones along California St. 

Barry Taranto stated that he had spoken with Sylvia Harper, Director of Enforcement, who stated 
that staff was trying to make do with what they have. It makes sense to hire PCO's on evenings 
and on weekends. Some dispatchers, who are rude, are not doing their job. He wondered why 
staff issued permits on days when there were major events. 

David Pilpel asked about the status of the August Muni General Sign-Up. He had heard that the 
Sign-Up had been delayed and expressed hopes that other items would still move forward. He 
stated that he had heard from operators that vehicles were more jerky than normal. He urged the 
Board to fill the vacancies on the Transbay Joint Powers Authority and Caltrain Joint Powers 
Authority boards and stated that it would be nice if Mr. Burns' replacement were board members. 
He expressed hope that actions taken by Mr. Burns while at VTA would not conflict with San 
Francisco's post-employment restrictions. He continues to be concerned about tokens and stated 
that he had never received a response to his prior comments on service changes. 

Herbert Weiner stated that Mr. Burns left the city in wreckage. He read a poem about Mr. Burns' 
departure into the record. He expressed hope that Mr Sunshine and the Board would be more 
assertive in addressing issues and added that Mr. Sunshine has a lot on his plate to clean up. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD WERE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Marissa Thommen, Superior Ct. #434067 filed on 8/24/04 for $4,025 

B. Peninsula Builders, Unlitigated Claim #513535 filed on 3/1/05 for $5,202.93 

C. Lisa Presta, Unlitigated Claim #503353 filed on 4/21/05 for $6,047.45 

D. Melody Haller, Unlitigated Claim #512951 filed on 12/27/04 for $6,705.81 

E. William Jones, Unlitigated Claim #502646 filed on 2/16/05 for $9,477.30 

F. Kenny Man Kui Mah, Unlitigated Claim #501602 filed on 1 1/15/04 for $3,863 

G. Ronald Malone, Unlitigated Claim #502894 filed on 3/10/05 for $14,245.63 
H. Duysa Mikhelson, Superior Ct. #3425062 filed on 10/3/03 for $23,000 

I. Allianz Insurance, Superior Ct. #417991 filed on 3/5/03 for $70,000 (City to receive) 

RESOLUTION 05-113 

At the request of Director Mezey, Item 10.1 E and H were removed from the Consent Calendar 
and continued to the August 1 6 meeting for discussion in closed session. 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - DIAGONAL (60-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Ulloa Street, south 
side, from 33rd Avenue to 98 feet easterly. 

B. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 
STOPPING ANYTIME - Harriet Street, east side, from Ahern Way to Harrison Street. 

C. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Masonic Avenue, west side, from Grove to Hayes Streets. 

D. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Warren Drive, north side, from Blairwood 
Lane to 60 feet easterly. 

E. CONSTRUCT - SPEED HUMP (CUSHION) - Gilman Avenue, between Hawes and 
Griffith Streets. 

F. ESTABLISH - MID-BLOCK CROSSWALK - Alabama St., between 24th and 25th Sts. 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Carolina Street, west side, 
from 23rd Street to 90 feet southerly. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Cambridge Street, south 

side, from Stoneyford Avenue to 20 feet westerly. 
I. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR PARKING - 201 Telegraph Hill Boulevard. 
J. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR PARKING - 275 to 285 Telegraph Hill Boulevard. 
K. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Gough Street, east side, between 

Colton and Otis Streets. 
L. ESTABLISH - YELLOW ZONE (COMMERCIAL LOADING), 7 AM TO 6 PM, 

EVERYDAY, TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ALL OTHER TIMES - 7th Street, east 

side, between Market and Stevenson Streets. 
M. RESCIND - 1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY AND ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING AREA 1(1- 

5. 



HOUR TIME LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - 

Stevenson Street, south side, between 5th and 6th Streets. 
N. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Noriega Street, north side, from the western 

edge of the #616 Noriega Street driveway to the western edge of the #624 property line. 
O. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Bayshore Boulevard at Marengo Street, east side, from 

60 feet to 100 feet north of Marengo Street. 
P. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR PARKING - 1 8th Street, north side, between Potrero 

Avenue and Utah Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-1 14 

Item 10.2 C was removed at the request of a member of the public. 

Barry Taranto stated that Masonic Street is the route to downtown from the Sunset District. 
There are traffic ebbs and tides depending on the season. This change will impact traffic and is a 
mistake. He urged the Board to reconsider the item. 

Jack Fleck, Traffic Engineer, reviewed the recommendation and stated that staff feels that one 
block between Fell and Hayes was sufficient to insure smooth flow of traffic. 

Director Kasolas moved that the item be approved with a proviso that staff would bring it back to 
the Board after 45 days. The motion failed for lack of a second. 

On motion to not approve Item 10.2 C: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

NAYES - Kasolas 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $9,920,000 in federal Section 5309 New 
Starts capital assistance for Muni's Third Street Phase II-New Central Subway project. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MUNI) 

Item removed at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that the staff report did not have any detail or scope on the project or 
information on where the additional funds would be sought. He stated that the Central Subway 
project was dumb and a waste of future capital and operating funds. 

RESOLUTION 05-115 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

( 1 0.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $500,000 in Congestion Management and 
Air Quality funds and to negotiate with PB Farradyne to amend its contract to purchase 
additional software and related services to expand the existing SFgo system by an amount not to 
exceed $375,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,075,000. 

RESOLUTION 05-116 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute Contract No. CCO 05-914, Municipal Transportation 
Agency Quality Review, with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, to conduct a Quality Review, 
for a total contract amount not to exceed $46,219, and for a term of two years, with an option to 
extend up to an additional two years. 

This item was removed from the consent calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel expressed support for the project and concern that it took over a year to bring the 
item forward. He encouraged the contractor to make broader recommendations. 

RESOLUTION 05-117 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 20 to Contract No. MR- 
1 142, Third Street Light Rail Project: 22 nd Street to Jerrold Avenue, with Mitchell 
Engineering/Obayashi Corp. with a time extension of 128 calendar days, with no cost increase to 
the contract amount. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and modification.) 
(MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-118 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to execute the Ninth Amendment to Contract No. CS-1 16, 
Design and Construction Support Services for Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance 
and Operations Facility, with Gannett Fleming, Inc., for a contract extension of six months, for a 
total contract term of seven years and six months, with no cost increase to the contract. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-119 



(10.8) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 148, Third Street Light Rail Transit: Ductbanks at Mission 
Creek and Islais Creek with ProVen Management, Inc. in the final amount of $6,767,730.01, 
with a final completion date of June 23, 2005, and authorizing closeout of the Contract and 
release of final payment in the amount of $8,956.71. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-120 

(10.9) Approving Amendment No. 4 to the Appointment and Compensation Agreement between 
the City and Michael T. Burns to extend the term of the "General Manager's Incentive 
Compensation Plan" to June 30, 2005 and authorizing the MTA's Deputy General Manager for 
Human Resources to take all steps necessary to administer the closeout of the Appointment and 
Compensation Agreement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment 
and plan.) (MTA) 

This item was removed from the consent calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that it was not clear what would the bonus amount would be under the plan. 
He did not see the resolution. He referred to his previous comment regarding post- employment 
actions. 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that the resolution was omitted in error. Chairman Vaughns 
requested that Item 10.9 be continued to the next meeting. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.1 E, 10.1 H, 10.2 C, 10.3, 10.5 and 10.9 
severed.) 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to award Contract No. MR-1 1 82R1 , Muni Metro East Light Rail 
Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project to Stacy and Witbeck in an amount not to 
exceed $120,000,000 and rejecting their original bid. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, addenda and financial plan.) 

Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction, presented the staff report. 

Chairman Vaughns requested an explanation of how the contractor would achieve the DBE goal. 
She stated that now was the time to insure that allocations of appropriate subcontracts were 

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awarded to disadvantaged firms. Small firms need assistance to grow, achieve and prosper. The 
Board will be vigilant regarding this matter. 

Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction stated that Stacy Witbeck had committed 
themselves to the goal and has provided documentation that they would exceed the goal. Six out 
of sixteen subcontractors are African- American companies. 

Exec. Director Sunshine stated that staff will be closely monitoring the contract and will keep the 
Board informed on the involvement of DBE firms in a proactive manner. 

Andre Boursse, Contract Compliance Officer, reviewed the annual certification required for 
contractors. 

Vince Harris stated that some of the funding was on a critical path and the contract must be 
awarded by Aug 3 rd to secure Federal New Starts funding. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that the future sale of Kirkland was already mortgaged toward this project 
and that it troubled him that the MTA was considering approval. It will further burden the 
Agency. He inquired if the incremental cost for deadheading buses between Metro East and the 
Green division had been factored into the budget. The functionality and the scope of the project 
continue to be compromised. He expressed concern over deterioration of equipment because of 
its proximity to the water. The Agency should not commit to things that increase costs unless 
there was an ironclad funding plan in place. 

Al Norman, President, Bay View Merchants Association, stated that their neighborhood had just 
been through numerous years of construction that put people out of business. He expressed 
appreciation for the Board's diligence and concern for his neighborhoods concerns. He added 
that the neighborhood hadn't had the opportunity to be part of the project and that there was no 
community outreach. He urged the Board to not award the contract until they explain what they 
are going to do with DBE contracts. 

Jesse Mason stated that Chairman Vaughns was correct in thinking that the prime contractors 
should "bring up" the sub contractors. He stated that some people didn't get the chance to 
become craftsmen on the Third St. project and he wants to see young people be a part of building 
the Metro East facility. He urged the MTA to monitor the project and make sure that Stacy 
Witbeck does what they're supposed to do. 

Barbara Brown stated that the contract should include a stipulation that would require local 
truckers and other minority contractors to be hired. Local contractors shouldn't have to leave 
their neighborhood to get business when opportunity exists in their own neighborhood. She 
expressed support for the Truckers Association of Bay View Hunter's Point. 



Barry Taranto stated that it's important to look at traffic, parking, and reroute plans associated 
with the project. There are a number of cab companies in the adjacent area. He added that it's 
important to monitor the contract in order to not compromise the integrity of project. 

Armando Tiscareno introduced himself as the project manager for Stacy Witbeck and extended 
an invitation to local contractors to meet with him. He stated that Stacy Witbeck did reach out to 
the community. 

Chairman Vaughns expressed hope that the people involved with the project had heard the 
concerns expressed regarding inclusiveness and that they will take those comments seriously. 

RESOLUTION 05-121 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

12. Public hearing on Muni's Draft FY2006-2025 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) and close of 
the SRTP public comment period. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that he did not submit written comments because he had experienced hostility 
from staff in the past and that staff wasn't interested in changing the document. He stated that he 
was not in favor of the Central Subway project and called it a bad idea. The plan should focus on 
increasing efficiencies and on increasing revenues. The report does not delineate between 
primary and secondary radial lines. Capital projects that decrease operating costs should be 
pursued as a much higher priority. 

13. Adopting an overall annual goal of 26 percent for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise 
contracting for Department of Transportation-assisted contracts for fiscal year 2006. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and methodology.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-122 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

PUBLIC COMMENT on matter within Closed Session: 



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David Pilpel stated that he understands that a search for a new Director of Transportation is 
underway but doesn't know when, if or how funds were authorized for the search. He stated that 
it was appropriate for the Board to discuss potential candidates for the position in Closed Session 
however any discussion of characteristics would be appropriate for discussion in Open Session. 
He expressed the belief that the acting director would be a fine fit for the permanent job. The 
Board should distinguish between a Director of Transportation who needs to run political 
interference and make policy decisions and a General Manager who needed to know how to run 
operations. 

Chairman Vaughns called Item 6 out of closed session for discussion in open session. 

Chairman Vaughns introduced Stephanie Pinson, President of Gilbert Tweed and stated that Ms. 
Pinson was under contract to assist the Board in identifying potential candidates for the position 
of Director of Transportation. 

Stephanie Pinson stated that Gilbert Tweed had been the search firm who was involved in the 
search for a Director of Transportation six years ago. Gilbert Tweed is a woman owned firm 
with significant experience in transportation and government services. She stated that she hopes 
to have a report soon. 

Chairman Vaughns expressed appreciation to Ms. Pinson on behalf of the Board. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 5:07 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Stuart Sunshine, Acting Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney . 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Michael Hursh, Deputy General Manager, Safety & Training 

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Robert Hertan, Director of Security 

Heather Fong, Chief of Police 

Kate Breen, Manager, Government Affairs 

Susan Smith, intern with the Office of the City Attorney 

Michael Hale, intern with the Office of the City Attorney 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Unspecified to protect settlement posture 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss: 

THREAT TO PUBLIC SERVICES OR FACILITIES 

Robert Hertan, Director, MTA Security Programs 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT/HIRING: Director of Transportation 

Chairman Vaughns called item 6 from closed session for discussion in open session. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:08 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss a threat to public 
services or facilities with the Director of Security Programs and for a conference with legal 
counsel to discuss existing litigation. There was no action taken in closed session. 



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15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN- The meeting was adjourned at 6:09 p.m. 

A i ape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
DEC 3 2005 

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And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG 1 1 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Stuart Sunshine 

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-July 19, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Muni and DPT Quarterly Service Standard Reports 

-Citation Report 

-Status Report on Muni fare change 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Leodigario Anicete, Superior Ct. #434608 filed on 9/13/04 for $1,800 

B. Annette Choi, Superior Ct. #CGC04428020 filed on 1/15/04 for $2,500 

C. Allstate Insurance, Superior Ct. #438122 filed on 1/25/05 for $4,000 

D. Herman Rainey, Superior Ct. #435020 filed on 9/28/04 for $7,000 

E. Rosalia Malabanan, Superior Ct. #425687 filed on 10/23/03 for $$7,500 

F. Shelley Smith, Unlitigated File #FY05 12951 filed on 2/28/05 for $8,375 

G. Brian Johnson, Unlitigated File #FY05 12951 filed on 2/28/05 for $8,750 
H. David Catalano, Superior Ct. #04427866 filed on 1/7/04 for $9,000 

I. Wan Wen Deng, Unlitigated File #FY05 12120 filed on 9/29/04 for $12,000 

J. Michael Wong, Superior Ct. #431250 filed on 5/21/04 for $12,000 

K. James Plump, Superior Ct. #423314, filed on 8/1 1/03 for $13,500 

L. Ralph Brignone, Superior Ct. #427879 filed on 1/8/04 for $22,000 

M. Luca Forcellini & Marina Ilyin, Superior Ct. #415539 filed on 12/10/02 for $49,000 and $3,800 

N. William Herman & Julie Riccio, Superior Ct. #3426971 filed on 12/4/03 for $75,000 

(10.2) Approving Amendment No. 4 to the Appointment and Compensation Agreement between 
the City and Michael T. Burns to extend the term of the "General Manager's Incentive 
Compensation Plan" to June 30, 2005 and authorizing the MTA's Deputy General Manager for 
Human Resources to take all steps necessary to administer the closeout of the Appointment and 
Compensation Agreement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment 
and plan.) (MTA) 

(This item was continued from the July 19 meeting.) 

(10.3) Appointing the Director of Transportation to serve on the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers 
Board of Directors and, subject to confirmation by the Board of Supervisors, the Transbay Joint 
Powers Authority Board of Directors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (MTA) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $3,887,113 in Section 5309 Bus and Bus 
Facilities capital assistance for design and construction of the Islais Creek Motor Coach 
Maintenance Facility. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MTA) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $2,945,658 of Bridge Toll Net Revenues 
for MUNI capital projects related to the Cable Car Infrastructure Program, Wayside Fare 
Collection Equipment Replacement, Trolley Coach Replacement, Trolley Overhead 
Rehabilitation, Radio Communications and CAD System Replacement, Rail Replacement, and 
Motor Coach Replacement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

(MTA) " 



(10.6) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $2,534,800 of TFCA Regional Funds to 
purchase and install particulate matter traps on diesel motor coaches, restripe street lanes, 

create new left turn lanes, establish bicycle lanes, and expand the City's Intelligent Transportation 
System program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MTA) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 6 to Contract 300, 
Procurement of Articulated and Standard High Floor Clean Diesel Coaches with Neoplan for 
changes in paint and decal color for 24 articulated coaches and 8 standard coaches and revisions 
to the list of spare parts, special tools and option spare parts in an amount not to exceed $325,270 
and a total contract amount not to exceed $128,554,743. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 5 to Contract CS-1 13, Professional 
Design and Support Services for Muni Bus Procurement with Cornerstone Concilium, 
Inc./Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, extending the term of the contract by one year to 
September 9, 2006, without an increase in the contract amount. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to execute the First Amendment to the SFgo 
Initial Phase Agreement for Professional Services and Software License with PB Farradyne to 
increase the scope and value of the contract by an amount not to exceed $349,000 for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $1,048,961. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and agreement.) (DPT) 

(10.10) Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 as $26.3350 per hour 
for Operators and $16.591 1 per hour for Operator Trainees effective July 1, 2005 and $26.5000 
per hour for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 and $16.6950 for Operator Trainees effective 
November 5, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and memo.) 
(MUM) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

1 1 . Hearing to consider public views regarding the criteria for the selection of a Director of 
Transportation. (No explanatory documents.) 

12. Approving the exercise of Options #2 and #6 in the Lease with One South Associates, for the 
lease of Revenue Center space and of additional storage space, and approving the lease of 
approximately 34,685 square feet of space on the basement level of 1 South Van Ness Avenue at 
a total annual rent of approximately $408,135 plus an estimated $27,600 per year for utilities and 
other services. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) 



MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 3 Authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with the Southern California Railway 
Museum to purchase Car No. 913, an historic New Orleans streetcar in an amount not to exceed 
$200,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

14. Approving the Third Amendment to Contract No. MR-1034R and Settlement Agreement 
with Alcatel Transport Automation to resolve claims and disputes between the City and Alcatel 
regarding the nature and extent of contract work remaining to be performed, system performance 
specifications and requirements, work schedules, payment schedules, liquidated damages for 
non-performance, and release of retention related to the Advance Train Control System Project. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) William Jones, Unlitigated Claim #502646 filed on 2/16/05 for $9,477.30 

(4.2) Duysa Mikhelson, Superior Ct. #3425062 filed on 10/3/03 for $23,000 

(4.3) Bobby Feagin, Superior Ct. #434184 filed on 8/26/04 for $75,000 

(4.4) Chubb Customs Insurance, Superior Ct. #435513 filed on 10/15/04 for $194,321.33 

(4.5) Unspecified to protect settlement posture 

(Items 4.1 and 4.2 were continued from the July 19 meeting.) 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 



15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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ORDER OF BUSINESS D0C UMENTS DEPT. 

1 Callt00rder DEC 3 2005 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:01 p.m. franci^co 

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2. Roll Call 
Present: 

• Shirley Breyer Black 

• Wil Din 

• Michael Kasolas 

• Peter Mezey 

• Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any 
person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell 
phones that are set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be 
placed in the "off" position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the July 19, 2005 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Items 12 and 14 were continued to the Sept. 6 meeting 

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at the request of staff. 

Chairman Vaughns acknowledged receipt of correspondence from Emily Drennen regarding 
the Short Range Transit Plan and requested that staff take Ms. Drennen's comments into 
consideration. 

Chairman Vaughns acknowledged receipt of correspondence regarding the EEO training 
schedule. 

Chairman Vaughns also noted that the Board had received correspondence regarding the 
intersection at 18th and Third Streets. At the Chairman's request, Board Secretary Boomer 
read the last paragraph of the August 9, 2005 memo into the record. Chairman Vaughns 
thanked the Exec. Director for acting in an expeditious manner. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Executive Director's Report 
-Special Recognition Award 

-Muni and DPT Quarterly Service Standard Reports 

-Citation Report 

-Status Report on Muni fare change 

-Ongoing Activities 

Acting Executive Director (A.E.D.) Sunshine stated that he was pleased to present the 
Special Recognition Award to Celeste Austria Marks, Senior Management Assistant at the 
Traffic Signal Division. Ms. Marks has been with the Department of Parking and Traffic since 
March 2000 where she does an excellent job with purchasing and cost recovery and has 
enabled the division to stay within budget. Celeste is also persistent in recovering money 
from people who damage signs. Ms. Marks expressed appreciation for the award and stated 
that she works with great people. Chairman Vaughns expressed appreciation on behalf of 
the Board. 

Bill Lieberman, Director of Planning and Fred Stephens, General Manager introduced their 
summer interns. 

Anne Richman, Manager, Community Relations and Customer Service presented an update 
on the implementation of the Muni fare change. 

Director Din stated that the Chinese characters that were being used to tell people about the 
fare change were small and were difficult to read. He asked staff to investigate the possibility 
of making the characters larger. Chairman Vaughns stated that increasing the size was 
important because if the characters were too small to see, then the signs were of no benefit. 
Ms. Richman stated that staff would look into increasing the font size. 

A.E.D. Sunshine stated that during his leadership at DPT monthly Citation Reports were 



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produced. He would like to provide this information to the Board on a monthly basis. He 
introduced Sylvia Harper, Director of Enforcement, who presented the Citation report and 
reviewed the operation of the Enforcement Division. 

Director Kasolas requested that the report include multi-year trends and financial information 
for the month and quarter to date. 

A.E.D. Sunshine introduced the Service Standard Reports by saying that in the future he 
would like to present a consolidated "One MTA" Service Standards report. All the current 
information would continue to be included in the board packet but the presentation to the 
Board at the meeting would highlight a few key standards from each department. 

Fred Stephens, General Manager, Municipal Railway presented the 4th Quarter Service 
Standards Report. 

Chairman Vaughns questioned the numbers for unscheduled absences and headways and 
requested that staff improve service. A.E.D. Sunshine stated that staff hopes to better match 
the schedule with service when the service adjustments are implemented on September 
27th. Additional staff is needed to help adjust service "on the fly" and they hope to reduce 
absenteeism. They are working with TWU-250A to figure out how to monitor and improve the 
situation. Chairman Vaughns stated that the MTA needed to be proactive and do everything 
possible to improve the indices. 

Director Din stated that there were a lot of service problems after 7 p.m. and inquired what 
could be done to improve reliability. General Manager Stephens stated that staff had pledged 
to report on evening service starting with the FY06 1st Quarter Report. Director Din also 
stated that the public couldn't reach anyone at 673-MUNI after 7 p.m. to find out if they need 
to take alternate service. 

Director Din requested that the Board be provided with a copy of the policy on unscheduled 
absences. 

Director Mezey requested additional information regarding the average fare per passenger 
including how MUNI information compares to other transit properties and a breakdown by 
category of rider. 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, Department of Parking and Traffic presented the DPT 4th 
quarter Service Standard Report. 

A.E.D. Sunshine stated that the grand opening for the Central Freeway and Octavia 
Boulevard Project was scheduled for September 9th. 

Chairman Vaughns expressed appreciation to Bill Lieberman, Kate Breen and Roberta 
Boomer for responding to her recent request for legislative information. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto thanked the Board and Commander Harper for the citation report. He stated 
that he would like to see other violations that had been broken out in the old DPT report 
included in the monthly citation report. He stated that he was disturbed that staff was 
spending time on citing people for registration tabs and parking on grades. He was also 
disturbed that it took less time to be served when waiting in the regular line than by waiting in 



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the express line. 

David Pilpel stated that the report on fare changes was helpful. He stated that he assumes 
that there will be a similar report on service adjustments including where we are with 
timetable production. He stated that other agencies buy tokens when they're short and 
questioned why Muni wasn't doing that. Muni is continuing to not meet standards in some 
areas. Mr. Pilpel suggested that when there was a significant discrepancy from "actual to 
goal", that there be more narrative in the staff report to discuss why and what the MTA was 
doing to respond to it. 

David Tornheim stated that the best thing that came out of Prop. E was the establishment of 
standards. He expressed hope that the DPT and Muni standards wouldn't be merged so the 
public can see just how bad things are. He expressed appreciation for the comments made 
by Chairman Vaughns and Director Din regarding how bad service was. After 7:00 p.m., 
there are real problems. The public must wait a long time for the bus to come. People are 
upset about the fare increase, layoffs and service cuts. He stated that he had seen public 
information regarding the upcoming increases but didn't see much effort about the fare 
increases before the Board approved them. 

Rafael Cabrera, TWU, Local 250-A stated that 250A stated that the service standards 
weren't realistic and the service adjustments will create a bigger mess. He urged the Board 
to be "out there" on the lines to see what 250-A members go through. He stated that he 
hopes to work with Mr. Sunshine to improve the numbers. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, stated that some of the open spaces within the MTA's 
jurisdiction had been allowed to deteriorate because there were no gardeners. These areas 
were overcome with weeds and trash, and were at risk for rat infestation. The CAC 
recommends filling two of the three gardener positions. Mr. Murphy expressed appreciation 
to the executive recruiter for soliciting input from the CAC on the criteria for selecting the 
Director of Transportation. 

9. Public Comment 

Sylvia Alvarez Lynch, SEIU Local 790, stated that Muni continued to violate the MOU by 
failing to fill administrative, car cleaner, custodial, station agent and telephone information 
operator positions, which create adverse working conditions. Clerical staff is expected to 
perform the same amount of work in a shorter time and are being penalized for not getting 
their job done. Car cleaners are working in conditions that are in direct violation of the MOU. 
Management has cut cleaning shifts from three to two. Management has no desire to work 
with union. She requested that the Board direct management to meet with the rank and file. 

Lino Pelesasa stated that management has an obligation to provide clean vehicles. There is 
a critical staffing shortage in the car cleaner area. Management needs to hire two or three 
car cleaners to work on the weekends. 

Michael Rash stated that the director of operations has failed to accommodate him pursuant 
to his doctors' orders. He requested that his chair be replaced but was given the run around 
and his request was not complied with. He stated that the custodian supervisor was making 
up illegal rules. Management needs to straighten out the problem. 



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Robert Nava, car cleaner supervisor, stated that he was transferred to another division in 
violation of the MOU so he has filed a grievance. Management was told about the shift 
change problems but they didn't respond. Supervisors are making their own rules. Workers 
rights are not being respected. 

Rodney Blalock, SEIU Local 790, stated that the custodian department has had a 20% 
vacancy rate over the past 2 years. A custodian should be at each subway station. He 
requested that the Board tell management to release the hold on eight custodial and eleven 
car cleaner positions and request additional staff to man the telephone lines. 

Mary Walker, Station Agent, discussed the shortage of custodians and how the shortage 
affects station agents. Metro stations have turned into toilets. The stations and booths are 
filthy and the appropriate cleaning supplies aren't available. The Powell St. station is filthy 
and it's embarrassing that the most important station is so filthy. 

Bruce Williams, SEIU Local 790, stated that there is a crisis in staffing levels, particularly with 
car cleaner, custodian, clerical and station agent positions. Riders and employees are 
suffering. He stated that he has heard that some managers were trying to address the 
problem. Reducing the Metro car cleaner shifts caused incredible hardship and didn't make 
sense. There are eleven car cleaner and eight custodian positions that are being held. 

Negusu Merid, NM Parking, stated he attended the board meeting on June 30th and was told 
to come to today's meeting for the hearing on the NM parking contract. 

(A.E.D. Sunshine stated that Mr. Ron Szeto would be in contact with all interested parties 
regarding the scheduling on this matter. Staff was still doing their due diligence on the 
matter.) 

Richard Glassman stated that he works at Metro as a car cleaner. He stated that staff 
changed shifts. There are only 4 people on the day shift. Mr. Burns, Mr. Stephens and Mr. 
Hursh have all stated that they wanted high quality work but it is tough to do when short 
staffed . 

David Pilpel inquired if staff was continuing to work on the Short Range Transit plan. He 
stated that Muni's annual data collection plan required 25 filled positions but he understands 
that there are only 14 filled positions. This will result in fewer baseline checks. He expressed 
interest in hearing about outstanding contractual issues with Trapeze and if the software 
program was achieving full functionality. He stated that the general sign-up would be taking 
place on Sept. 24th and wondered how much platform savings would be achieved and what 
the impact was on the budget given the delayed implementation. He expressed support for 
the street resurfacing bond and stated that he is not supporting the effort to reconstitute the 
Board. 

David Tornheim stated that there would be a fare strike on September 1 due to the public's 
outrage over fare hike and service changes. He expressed hope that people honor the strike. 

Roger Bazeley commended the Board for their scrutiny of calendar items. He stated that 
staff should be focused on a multi-modal model of transportation planning. There should be a 
strategic planning report that includes pedestrians, safety, and bicycles. Because of the 
focus on Muni, DPT's problems and needs aren't scrutinized. 



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Barry Taranto stated that he was threatened by a PCO for bringing to the PCO's attention 
that cars were parked in the traffic lane when he was just trying to help. Afternoon 49'er 
games will be problematic because they will be played at a time when cab drivers are 
changing shifts. Staff is supposed to do a study regarding staffing on weekends and nights. 

Charlie Walker stated that it was pathetic that there had been no thought put into the stops 
along Third St. He stated that there were no left turns on Third Street because residents 
were black people and white people wouldn't be treated like that. There are lights where 
there are no intersections and no thought has been put into traffic signs and signals. 

Herbert Weiner stated that he wondered why the police didn't know how much space existed 
between meters and asked the Department of Parking and Traffic to provide that information 
to the Police Department. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine 
by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or 
the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent 
Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds 
available or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Leodigario Anicete, Superior Ct. #434608 filed on 9/1 3/04 for $1 ,800 

B. Annette Choi, Superior Ct. #CGC04428020 filed on 1/15/04 for $2,500 

C. Allstate Insurance, Superior Ct. #438122 filed on 1/25/05 for $4,000 

D. Herman Rainey, Superior Ct. #435020 filed on 9/28/04 for $7,000 

E. Rosalia Malabanan, Superior Ct. #425687 filed on 10/23/03 for $$7,500 

F. Shelley Smith, Unlitigated File #FY0512951 filed on 2/28/05 for $8,375 

G. Brian Johnson, Unlitigated File #FY0512951 filed on 2/28/05 for $8,750 
H. David Catalano, Superior Ct. #04427866 filed on 1/7/04 for $9,000 

I. Wan Wen Deng, Unlitigated File #FY0512120 filed on 9/29/04 for $12,000 

J. Michael Wong, Superior Ct. #431250 filed on 5/21/04 for $12,000 

K. James Plump, Superior Ct. #423314, filed on 8/1 1/03 for $13,500 

L. Ralph Brignone, Superior Ct. #427879 filed on 1/8/04 for $22,000 

M. Luca Forcellini & Marina llyin, Superior Ct. #415539 filed on 12/10/02 for $49,000 and 

$3,800 

N. William Herman & Julie Riccio, Superior Ct. #3426971 filed on 12/4/03 for $75,000 



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(10.2) Approving Amendment No. 4 to the Appointment and Compensation Agreement 
between the City and Michael T. Burns to extend the term of the "General Manager's 
Incentive Compensation Plan" to June 30, 2005 and authorizing the MTA's Deputy General 
Manager for Human Resources to take all steps necessary to administer the closeout of the 
Appointment and Compensation Agreement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, amendment and plan.) (MTA) 

Item 10.2 was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel expressed his understanding that the bonus was in the $5000 range and 
suggested that it would be helpful to the public if they were informed whether Mr. Burns 
accepts the bonus this year as he had declined to take his bonus for the prior two years. 

David Tornheim stated that he wanted to know why the matter hadn't been handled prior to 
Mr. Burns' departure and wanted to know the amount of the bonus. 

RESOLUTION 05-124 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

(10.3) Appointing the Director of Transportation to serve on the Peninsula Corridor Joint 
Powers Board of Directors and, subject to confirmation by the Board of Supervisors, the 
Transbay Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (MTA) 

Item 10.3 was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel suggested that a member of the Board could serve in the two appointed 
positions rather than a staff person. He stated that it had always struck him as odd that a 
staff member represented the MTA on the two other boards. 

RESOLUTION 05-125 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

(1 0.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $3,887, 1 1 3 in Section 5309 Bus and 
Bus Facilities capital assistance for design and construction of the Islais Creek Motor Coach 
Maintenance Facility. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (MTA) 

RESOLUTION 05-126 

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(10.5) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $2,945,658 of Bridge Toll Net 
Revenues for MUNI capital projects related to the Cable Car Infrastructure Program, 
Wayside Fare Collection Equipment Replacement, Trolley Coach Replacement, Trolley 
Overhead Rehabilitation, Radio Communications and CAD System Replacement, Rail 
Replacement, and Motor Coach Replacement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (MTA) 

Item 1 0.5 was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel inquired about the details of each project beyond what was provided in the staff 
report and the Short Range Transit Plan. 

Roger Bazeley expressed concern for the need to provide for passenger safety at certain 
stops, particularly at Cable Car stops. He stated that something needed to be done so 
vehicles would know that there were passengers disembarking from a Cable Car and 
stepping into the street. He added that he would like to see money for safety upgrades. 

RESOLUTION 05-127 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $2,534,800 of TFCA Regional Funds to 
purchase and install particulate matter traps on diesel motor coaches, restripe street lanes, 
create new left turn lanes, establish bicycle lanes, and expand the City's Intelligent 
Transportation System program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (MTA) 

RESOLUTION 05-128 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 6 to Contract 300, 
Procurement of Articulated and Standard High Floor Clean Diesel Coaches with Neoplan for 
changes in paint and decal color for 24 articulated coaches and 8 standard coaches and 
revisions to the list of spare parts, special tools and option spare parts in an amount not to 
exceed $325,270 and a total contract amount not to exceed $128,554,743. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

Item 10.7 was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that there was an inconsistency in the dates in the staff report and in the 
resolution and wondered if the amendment required approval by the Board of Supervisors. 
He requested that the information regarding the Supervisor's approval be included in the 
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Roger Bazeley inquired about the paint and decal changes. He suggested that the color 
scheme on buses and light rail vehicles could also be used on vehicles on the BRT line. 

Chairman Vaughns asked the Board Secretary to note the housekeeping correction. 

RESOLUTION 05-129 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT -McCray 

(10.8) Authorizing the Director to execute Modification No. 5 to Contract CS-113, 
Professional Design and Support Services for Muni Bus Procurement with Cornerstone 
Concilium, Inc./Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, extending the term of the contract 
by one year to September 9, 2006, without an increase in the contract amount. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-130 

(10.9) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to execute the First Amendment to the SFgo 
Initial Phase Agreement for Professional Services and Software License with PB Farradyne 
to increase the scope and value of the contract by an amount not to exceed $349,000 for a 
total contract amount not to exceed $1,048,961. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and agreement.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-131 

(10.10) Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 as $26.3350 per 
hour for Operators and $16.591 1 per hour for Operator Trainees effective July 1 , 2005 and 
$26.5000 per hour for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 and $16.6950 for Operator 
Trainees effective November 5, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and memo.) (MUNI) 

Item 10.10 was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the 
public 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel inquired what the current rate and the budgetary impacts were. He stated his 
assumption that the increase was anticipated and included in the FY06 budget. He stated 
that it would be helpful if the information were in the staff report. 

RESOLUTION 05-132 

On motion to approve Item 10.10: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 



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On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2, 10.3, 10.5, 10.7 and 10.10 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

1 1 . Hearing to consider public views regarding the criteria for the selection of a Director of 
Transportation. (No explanatory documents.) 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the item was on the agenda because the Board valued input 
from the public and is interested in hearing what leadership qualities, skill sets and other 
important characteristics to consider in the selection of the next Executive Director, 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Tomheim stated the Coalition for Transit Justice wants to be involved. They want to 
make sure that the Director is involved with the public and with the Coalition for Transit 
Justice groups. The Director should be concerned about the "Transit First policy" and should 
give buses, bikes and pedestrians priority over cars. They person needs to be receptive to 
labor. Communication with the public should be a top priority. The Coalition would like to 
interview the candidates. 

David Pilpel stated that the Director needed to be more of a political person who understands 
the MTA board, and who can work with Mayor, the Board of Supervisors and other city 
players. The Director should have an understanding and appreciation of Muni and DPT but 
doesn't need to be the kind of technocrat that the Muni general manager and deputy director 
of DPT need to be. The individual should be open and communicative and should 
understand the complexities of not just operations but the framework in which MTA exists. 
They should know the MTA's history, have vision and be able to understand problems and 
work collaboratively. 

Roger Bazeley expressed hope that the new director would have the ability to go beyond the 
old public transit operations model and have an understanding of modern transportation 
planning models. This person should not only have good management skills but also policy 
skills and transportation planning experience. The person should be innovative and adaptive 
and should embrace new solutions. 

Sue Vaughan, San Francisco Green Party and Coalition for Transit Justice, stated that the 
MTA should hire a Director that understands transit-first and who will emphasize pedestrians 
and bicyclists. The Board should hire someone who is living "car-free" and who has a 
personal transit-first policy in their life. 

Emma Gerould, Coalition for Transit Justice, stated that hiring a new director was very 
important and the Coalition wanted to be consulted and included. The new Director should 
keep the MTA in compliance with World Environment Day initiatives; should seek new forms 
of revenue through progressive taxation; and make downtown pay it's fare share. The 
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groups; have a pro-labor stance and be a regular muni rider. 

Herbert Weiner stated that the former Exec. Director left a mess behind and the new Exec. 
Director will have to repair the legacy. Mr. Weiner expressed support for better services, 
rehiring drivers and lowering fares. The new Director should listen to everyone. The "transit 
first passenger last" attitude has to stop. 

Ken Rodriguez, TWU, Local 200 stated that the next Exec. Director should be somebody 
who could deliver the mandate of Prop. E and who would make service delivery the highest 
priority. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment and thanked the speakers for their comments. 
She stated that stakeholders' comments had been solicited and heard and that the Board 
would take all comments into consideration. 

12. Approving the exercise of Options #2 and #6 in the Lease with One South Associates, for 
the lease of Revenue Center space and of additional storage space, and approving the lease 
of approximately 34,685 square feet of space on the basement level of 1 South Van Ness 
Avenue at a total annual rent of approximately $408, 1 35 plus an estimated $27,600 per year 
for utilities and other services. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) 

This item was continued to the meeting of Sept. 6 at the request of staff. 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with the Southern California Railway 
Museum to purchase Car No. 913, an historic New Orleans streetcar in an amount not to 
exceed $200,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Art Michel, Market St. Railway, stated that Car 913 is from the same series as the "Desire" 
streetcar that is currently on Muni property. Car 91 3 is intact and it is valuable because it is a 
double-ended car. Market Street Railway endorses the purchase of this car. 

RESOLUTION 05-133 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

14. Approving the Third Amendment to Contract No. MR-1034R and Settlement Agreement 
with Alcatel Transport Automation to resolve claims and disputes between the City and 
Alcatel regarding the nature and extent of contract work remaining to be performed, system 
performance specifications and requirements, work schedules, payment schedules, 
liquidated damages for non-performance, and release of retention related to the Advance 
Train Control System Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
contract modification.) 

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RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 5:28 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 
Present: 



• Shirley Breyer Black 
. Wil Din 

• Michael Kasolas 

• Peter Mezey 

• Cleopatra Vaughns 



Absent: James McCray, Jr. 
Also present: 



Stuart Sunshine, Acting Director of Transportation 

Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 

Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 

Fred Stephens, General Manager 

Diana Buchbinder, Deputy General Manger 

Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager 

Michael Hursh, Deputy General Manager 



3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1 (a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) William Jones, Unlitigated Claim #502646 filed on 2/16/05 for $9,477.30 

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On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

(4.2) Duysa Mikhelson, Superior Ct. #3425062 filed on 10/3/03 for $23,000 
RESOLUTION 05-135 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

(4.3) Bobby Feagin, Superior Ct. #434184 filed on 8/26/04 for $75,000 
RESOLUTION 05-136 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

(4.4) Chubb Customs Insurance, Superior Ct. #435513 filed on 10/15/04 for $194,321.33 
RESOLUTION 05-137 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

(4.5) Unspecified to protect settlement posture 

No action was taken. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:10 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss various 
cases with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the Jones, Mikhelson, 
Feagin and Chubb cases (McCray-absent). The Board took no action on the unspecified 
case. 

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On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (McCray- 
absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:1 1 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission 
at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or 
the web site: sfg ov.org/ethics . 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

: Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG 3 1 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Stuart Sunshine 

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 7 1 -Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
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2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-August 16, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Annual Rider and Employee Survey 
-Annual Marketing Plan 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Geico Insurance, Superior Ct. #05441078 filed on 5/9/05 for $1,397.56 

B. Kenny Man Kui Mah, Superior Ct. #501602 filed on 1 1/15/04 for $5,637 

C. State Farm Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #0503706 filed on 5/20/05 for $7,398.91 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Alameda St., both sides, between 
Potrero Ave and Utah St. and Utah St., west side, between Alameda and 15th Sts. 

B. ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 
- Marin Street, both sides, from Evans Avenue easterly to the terminus. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U", 2-HR LIMIT, 8 AM TO 6 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Langton Street, both sides, from Bryant Street to 
272 feet southerly or end of the public street right-of-way. 

D. REDUCE - SIDEWALK WIDTH AND ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE 
ANGLE) PARKING - Ingerson Ave., south side, from 40 feet to 100 feet east of 3rd St. 

E. ESTABLISH - DIAGONAL (45-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING -Brannan Street, northeast 
side, from approximately 103 feet east of Colin P. Kelly, Jr. Street to approximately 36 feet 
west of Delancey Street. 

F. RESCIND - ONE-WAY STREET (NORTHBOUND) AND ESTABLISH ONE-WAY 
STREET (SOUTHBOUND) - Ritch Street, between Brannan and Bryant Streets. 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Folsom Street, north side, from 
1st Street to 140 feet westerly 

H. ESTABLISH - BUS BOARDING ISLAND - Folsom Street, west of 1st Street. 

I. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Stanyan Street, east side, from 75 feet to 90 feet 

north of Frederick St.; Haight St., south side, from 85 feet to 90 feet east of Masonic Ave.; 
Haight St., south side, from 60 feet to 95 feet east of Divisadero St.; Haight St., south side, 
from 80 feet to 96 feet east of Fillmore St.; Haight St., north side, from 75 feet to 103 feet 
west of Fillmore Street; Haight Street, north side, from 80 feet to 100 feet west of Divisadero 
St.; Haight St., north side, from 80 feet to 98 feet west of Masonic Ave.; and, Ortega St., 
south side, from 48th Avenue to the Lower Great Highway. 

J. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE (TERMINAL) - Dublin Street/La Grande Avenue, east side, 
from 150 feet to 300 feet north of the Persia Street intersection AND ESTABLISH - RED 
(NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Persia Avenue, south side, from Prague Street to 15 
feet easterly; Persia Avenue, south side, from Moscow Street to 1 5 feet easterly; Persia 
Avenue, north side, from Prague Street to 15 feet westerly; Persia Avenue, south side, from 
Prague Street to 15 feet westerly; and, Athens Street, east side, from Persia Avenue to 15 feet 
northerly. Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to execute an Agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission to obtain up to $657,991 as reimbursement for MUNI's participation in the 2005 
Spare the Air/Free Morning Transit Commute program. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1. Authorizing the Director to execute the Tenth Amendment to Contract No. CS-1 16, Design and 
Construction Support Services for Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations 
Facility with Gannett Fleming, for an amount not to exceed $3,3 13,629, for a total contract amount 
not to exceed $12,262,990, and for a contract extension of two and one-half years, for a total contract 
term often years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

12. Approving the lease of approximately 34,685 square feet of space on the basement level of 1 
South Van Ness Avenue at a total annual rent of approximately $408,135 plus an estimated 
$27,600 per year in payments for utilities and other services for storage space converted to 
adjunct Revenue Center space; and authorizing and approving the expenditure of moving costs 
and tenant improvement costs relative to the exercise of Options #2 and #6 in an amount not to 
exceed $1.8 million. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) 

(This item was continued from the August 16 meeting.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Aurelio & Jobina Tongol, Superior Ct. #430007 & 440234 filed on 10/15/04 for $2,500,000 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 



Anticipated Litigation: 

As defendant 1 As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

15. Approving the Third Amendment to Contract No. MR-1034R and Settlement Agreement 
with Alcatel Transport Automation to resolve claims and disputes between the City and Alcatel 
regarding the nature and extent of contract work remaining to be performed, system performance 
specifications and requirements, work schedules, payment schedules, liquidated damages for 
non-performance, and release of retention related to the Advance Train Control System Project. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) 

(This item was continued from the August 16, 2005 agenda.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action maybe required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 VanNess Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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•5 NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING SEP " 2 2005 

,e >° 2:00 P.M. SAN FRANCISCO 



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PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Stuart Sunshine 
ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 
* MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1 . Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-August 16, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Annual Rider and Employee Survey 

-Annual Marketing Plan 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine 
by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or 
the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent 
Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds 
available or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Geico Insurance, Superior Ct. #05441078 filed on 5/9/05 for $1,397.56 
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B. Kenny Man Kui Mah, Superior Ct. #501602 filed on 1 1/15/04 for $5,637 

C. State Farm Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #0503706 filed on 5/20/05 for $7,398.91 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Alameda St., both sides, between 
Potrero Ave and Utah St. and Utah St., west side, between Alameda and 15th Sts. 

B. ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - Marin Street, both sides, from Evans Avenue easterly to the terminus. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U", 2-HR LIMIT, 8 AM 
TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Langton Street, both sides, from Bryant 
Street to 272 feet southerly or end of the public street right-of-way. 

D. REDUCE - SIDEWALK WIDTH AND ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90- 
DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Ingerson Ave., south side, from 40 feet to 100 feet 
east of 3rd St. 

E. ESTABLISH - DIAGONAL (45-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING -Brannan Street, 
northeast side, from approximately 103 feet east of Colin P. Kelly, Jr. Street to 
approximately 36 feet west of Delancey Street. 

F. RESCIND - ONE-WAY STREET (NORTHBOUND) AND ESTABLISH ONE-WAY 
STREET (SOUTHBOUND) - Ritch Street, between Brannan and Bryant Streets. 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Folsom Street, north 
side, from 1 st Street to 140 feet westerly 

H. ESTABLISH - BUS BOARDING ISLAND - Folsom Street, west of 1st Street. 

I. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Stanyan Street, east side, from 75 feet to 90 feet 

north of Frederick St.; Haight St., south side, from 85 feet to 90 feet east of Masonic 
Ave.; Haight St., south side, from 60 feet to 95 feet east of Divisadero St.; Haight St., 
south side, from 80 feet to 96 feet east of Fillmore St.; Haight St., north side, from 75 
feet to 103 feet west of Fillmore Street; Haight Street, north side, from 80 feet to 100 
feet west of Divisadero St.; Haight St., north side, from 80 feet to 98 feet west of 
Masonic Ave.; and, Ortega St., south side, from 48th Avenue to the Lower Great 
Highway. 

J. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE (TERMINAL) - Dublin Street/La Grande Avenue, east 
side, from 150 feet to 300 feet north of the Persia Street intersection AND 
ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Persia Avenue, south side, 
from Prague Street to 15 feet easterly; Persia Avenue, south side, from Moscow 
Street to 15 feet easterly; Persia Avenue, north side, from Prague Street to 1 5 feet 
westerly; Persia Avenue, south side, from Prague Street to 15 feet westerly; and, 
Athens Street, east side, from Persia Avenue to 15 feet northerly. Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 



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(10.3) Authorizing the Director to execute an Agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission to obtain up to $657,991 as reimbursement for MUNI's participation in the 2005 
Spare the Air/Free Morning Transit Commute program. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to execute the Tenth Amendment to Contract No. CS-1 16, 
Design and Construction Support Services for Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle 
Maintenance and Operations Facility with Gannett Fleming, for an amount not to exceed 
$3,313,629, for a total contract amount not to exceed $12,262,990, and for a contract 
extension of two and one-half years, for a total contract term often years. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

12. Approving the lease of approximately 34,685 square feet of space on the basement level 
of 1 South Van Ness Avenue at a total annual rent of approximately $408,135 plus an 
estimated $27,600 per year in payments for utilities and other services for storage space 
converted to adjunct Revenue Center space; and authorizing and approving the expenditure 
of moving costs and tenant improvement costs relative to the exercise of Options #2 and #6 
in an amount not to exceed $1.8 million. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution) 

(This item was continued from the August 16 meeting.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1 . Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Aurelio & Jobina Tongol, Superior Ct. #430007 & 440234 filed on 10/15/04 for 
$2,500,000 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 



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CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

As defendant _j\ As plaintiff 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and S.F. Administrative Code Section 
67.8(a)(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 
Existing Litigation: 

Humberto Dominguez, et al. v. CCSF, et at., S.F. Superior Court #422963 filed on 
7/31/03 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

15. Approving the Third Amendment to Contract No. MR-1034R and Settlement Agreement 
with Alcatel Transport Automation to resolve claims and disputes between the City and 
Alcatel regarding the nature and extent of contract work remaining to be performed, system 
performance specifications and requirements, work schedules, payment schedules, 
liquidated damages for non-performance, and release of retention related to the Advance 
Train Control System Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
contract modification.) 

(This item was continued from the August 16, 2005 agenda.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission 
at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or 
the web site: sfqo v.org/ethics . 



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2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

1. Call to Order DEC 3 2005 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO 

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2. Roll Call 
Present: 



• Shirley Breyer Black 
. Wil Din 

• Michael Kasolas 

• James McCray, Jr. 

• Peter Mezey 

• Cleopatra Vaughns 



3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any 
person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell 
phones that are set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be 
placed in the "off" position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the August 1 6, 2005 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that a closed session item regarding the Dominguez case 
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published with the additional item in the manner specified by the Sunshine Ordinance. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Din requested clarification between Mayor Newsom's comments regarding 
processing time for the Residential Parking Permit program. A.E.D. Sunshine stated that he 
would look into it and would report back to the Board. 

Chairman Vaughns acknowledged receipt of information requested by the Board. She noted 
receipt of memos regarding crime statistics, staffing, signal timing on Third St., parking 
citation revenue and the policy on operator holidays and attendance. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that she had been invited and was privileged to attend the 
September 1, 2005 Citizen's Advisory Council meeting and characterized the meeting 
interesting and very informative. She requested that staff make every effort to "bird dog" 
sidewalk parking as it was an expressed issue that should be prioritized. Chairman Vaughns 
also stated that there should be a concerted effort to enforce sidewalk parking. She 
requested information regarding deputizing disabled citizens to alert offenders that they are 
illegally parking on the sidewalk. Additionally, she suggested that board members accept the 
invitation to attend the CAC meetings when invited. 

Director Mezey stated that the recent SPUR report regarding Muni's downward spiral 
contained detailed suggestions. No progress on the fiscal problems could be made without a 
meeting of the minds with management, employees, labor, the Board of Supervisors and the 
Mayor. A.E.D. Sunshine stated staff was already engaged in a broad analysis of the whole 
system, including ways to make it better. Staff will present the system analysis to the Board 
at a future meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that A.E.D. Sunshine initiate the budget process in October 
and to involve the CAC in the budget process. She requested a timeline for how the budget 
process would be rolled out. Chairman Vaughns requested that Director Kasolas shepherd 
the budget process. 

Director Kasolas requested a cost benefit analysis regarding Los Angeles's efforts to curb 
rear door boarding. 

Director Din requested information regarding workers compensation cases in the MTA 
security division. He expressed concern regarding the possibility of assaults and the MTA's 
efforts to protect employees. 

Chairman Vaughns commended staff for their publicity effort regarding the September 1 fare 
increase. 

7. Executive Director's Report 
-Annual Rider and Employee Survey 
-Annual Marketing Plan 
-Ongoing Activities 

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that there were very few incidents. He credited the work done in advance by employees. 

Director Din requested that staff provide information regarding missed service on September 
1. 

A.E.D. Sunshine invited the Board to the Central Freeway and Octavia Boulevard opening 
scheduled for Friday, September 9th. It will be at 1 1 :00 p.m. at the intersection of Market and 
Octavia. 

The San Francisco bicycle race was held over the Labor Day weekend and greatly disrupted 
traffic. Over 70 Parking Control Officers worked on Sunday and Muni had to reroute its' 
service. A.E.D. Sunshine commended staff for the great job. 

A.E.D. Sunshine informed the Board that during the month of October, the California Public 
Utilities Commission (CPUC) would be conducting a biennial audit of Muni's rail and cable 
car divisions. The CPUC audits all transit properties that have rail divisions. A.E.D. Sunshine 
will present the final audit results to the Board. 

The MTA is standing by to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina. The City expects 300-500 
people to be relocated to San Francisco. The Mayor's office is coordinating efforts and has 
asked the MTA to provide transit vehicles, fast passes and maps. Chairman Vaughns 
commended the effort and urged staff to be proactive. 

The Committee of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) recently presented the MTA 
with the "2005 Employer of the Year" Award. Chairman Vaughns, along with A.E.D. 
Sunshine, accepted the award on behalf of the organization. Chairman Vaughns stated that 
it was no small honor to be recognized. She expressed hope that the public relations staff 
informs employees and the public about the honor. 

David Binder, President, David Binder & Associates, presented the annual Muni Rider and 
Muni and DPT Employee survey results. The overall ratings show no change from 2004 with 
most riders saying that service had stayed the same over the last six months. There are 
three areas that showed substantial improvement within the last year: safe operation of 
vehicles, operator helpfulness and communication with riders. 70% of the Muni employees 
are satisfied with the job Muni is doing serving its riders. 78% of Muni employees value their 
job and the majority of employees feel that management appreciates their work. Mr. Binder 
stated that with respect to the DPT employee survey, the overall results were slightly weaker 
than for Muni employees. When asked about how proud they were of the work they were 
doing, DPT employees saw a little dip from 2004. Job satisfaction saw a slight downturn as 
well, however a majority are satisfied with their relationship with their supervisors. Nearly half 
feel appreciated by management staff yet only one-third of DPT employees feel that the 
public appreciates their work. 

Director Din requested a breakdown of the survey results between old vs. new staff. 

Director Kasolas inquired if other agencies conducted surveys that could be used by the 
MTA as a basis for comparison. He requested that staff get back to the Board regarding the 
matter. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the DPT survey results did not reflect favorably on us as an 
Agency and suggested that staff use the survey as a database to make immediate 
improvements. 



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Marc Caposino, Marketing Director, presented the MTA Marketing Plan. Staff is focused on 
developing a "One MTA" website and more user-friendly transit maps. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that Mr. Caposino present a marketing plan to the Board that 
states and details goals, how staff is going to accomplish the marketing goals, how riders 
would be benefited and the cost involved. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC presented the CAC's report. Chairman Murphy expressed the 
CAC's appreciation to Chairman Vaughns for attending their meeting. He stated that Paul 
Czechowicz had done an extraordinary job as the CAC's staff liaison. He stated that the CAC 
would be discussing the SPUR report. Mr. Murphy stated that the warning that citizens put 
on cars parked on the sidewalk were not successful in changing behavior. The CAC had 
previously recommended a pilot program to establish the scope of fare evasion. Overtime, 
the CAC expects that the scope will be larger than previously believed. The CAC also 
recommends that staff investigate using Translink for paratransit uses rather than using a 
separate debit card system. 

9. Public Comment 

Sally Frye stated that she had been told that cutting bus lines and schedules and raising 
fares and laying off driver were necessitated by a bad financial situation. She stated that she 
was not in agreement with these measures as they could backfire and could cause riders to 
go to their cars. Last week's news that one quarter of the buses were out of commission 
exacerbates the problem significantly. She inquired about the cost to employ the police on 
September 1 and wondered if the new Director of Transportation could be required to use 
Muni on a daily basis. She stated that revenue from the fare increase could help people hit 
by Hurricane Katrina. 

Barry Taranto stated that traffic engineers do wonderful work. He stated that DPT is 
understaffed which puts a lot of burden on staff. There are two wonderful dispatchers but the 
others are rude. The Enforcement department needs an overhaul. Recent changes to the 
paratransit debit card program have created turmoil amongst the taxicab companies. 

Howard Strassner, Sierra Club, stated that not changing the fast pass rates will be beneficial 
over the years and will speed up service. Mr. Strassner recently sent a letter that discussed 
how to resolve Muni's financial issues. He stated that making more money from parking was 
easy to do. One area that the MTA hasn't pushed it far enough is with downtown parking 
fees. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine 
by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 



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Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or 
the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent 
Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds 
available or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Geico Insurance, Superior Ct. #05441 078 filed on 5/9/05 for $1 ,397.56 

B. Kenny Man Kui Mah, Superior Ct. #501602 filed on 11/15/04 for $5,637 

C. State Farm Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #0503706 filed on 5/20/05 for $7,398.91 



RESOLUTION 05-138 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 



A. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM 

- 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Alameda St., both sides, between 
Potrero Ave and Utah St. and Utah St., west side, between Alameda and 15th Sts. 

B. ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 

- Marin Street, both sides, from Evans Avenue easterly to the terminus. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U", 2-HR LIMIT, 8 AM TO 6 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Langton Street, both sides, from Bryant Street to 
272 feet southerly or end of the public street right-of-way. 

D. REDUCE - SIDEWALK WIDTH AND ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE 
ANGLE) PARKING - Ingerson Ave., south side, from 40 feet to 100 feet east of 3rd St. 

E. ESTABLISH - DIAGONAL (45-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING -Brannan Street, 
northeast side, from approximately 103 feet east of Colin P. Kelly, Jr. Street to 
approximately 36 feet west of Delancey Street. 

F. RESCIND - ONE-WAY STREET (NORTHBOUND) AND ESTABLISH ONE-WAY 
STREET (SOUTHBOUND) - Ritch Street, between Brannan and Bryant Streets. 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Folsom Street, north side, 
from 1st Street to 140 feet westerly 

H. ESTABLISH - BUS BOARDING ISLAND - Folsom Street, west of 1st Street. 

I. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Stanyan Street, east side, from 75 feet to 90 feet 
north of Frederick St.; Haight St., south side, from 85 feet to 90 feet east of Masonic 
Ave.; Haight St., south side, from 60 feet to 95 feet east of Divisadero St.; Haight St., 
south side, from 80 feet to 96 feet east of Fillmore St.; Haight St., north side, from 75 
feet to 103 feet west of Fillmore Street; Haight Street, north side, from 80 feet to 100 
feet west of Divisadero St.; Haight St., north side, from 80 feet to 98 feet west of 
Masonic Ave.; and, Ortega St., south side, from 48th Avenue to the Lower Great 
Highway. 

J. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE (TERMINAL) - Dublin Street/La Grande Avenue, east side, 
from 150 feet to 300 feet north of the Persia Street intersection AND ESTABLISH - 
RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Persia Avenue, south side, from Prague 
Street to 15 feet easterly; Persia Avenue, south side, from Moscow Street to 15 feet 
easterly; Persia Avenue, north side, from Prague Street to 15 feet westerly; Persia 
Avenue, south side, from Prague Street to 15 feet westerly; and, Athens Street, east 
side, from Persia Avenue to 15 feet northerly. Explanatory documents include a staff 



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report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT) 

RESOLUTION 05-139 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to execute an Agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission to obtain up to $657,991 as reimbursement for MUNI's participation in the 2005 
Spare the Air/Free Morning Transit Commute program. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and agreement.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-140 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to execute the Tenth Amendment to Contract No. CS-1 1 6, 
Design and Construction Support Services for Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle 
Maintenance and Operations Facility with Gannett Fleming, for an amount not to exceed 
$3,313,629, for a total contract amount not to exceed $12,262,990, and for a contract 
extension of two and one-half years, for a total contract term often years. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

No public comment. 

In response to questions by Director Din, Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, 
Construction stated that the contract is associated with the Metro East construction contract. 
The consultant's work was broken into three pieces: conceptual engineering, detailed design 
and construction support services. It is typical in construction contracts to have either city 
employees or consultant staff provide construction support services which amounts to 2-5% 
of the cost of construction. This contract provides engineers who will assist the Stacy 
Witbeck, the construction contractor, throughout the construction of Metro East. 

Director Din stated that he was not in favor of providing additional funds for these services at 
this time. 

RESOLUTION 05-141 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

NAYES - Din 

12. Approving the lease of approximately 34,685 square feet of space on the basement level 
of 1 South Van Ness Avenue at a total annual rent of approximately $408,135 plus an 

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estimated $27,600 per year in payments for utilities and other services for storage space 
converted to adjunct Revenue Center space; and authorizing and approving the expenditure 
of moving costs and tenant improvement costs relative to the exercise of Options #2 and #6 
in an amount not to exceed $1 .8 million. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-142 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:12 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 
Present: 



Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 



• 



• 



Also present: 



Stuart Sunshine, Acting Director of Transportation 

Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 

Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 

Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 

Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger 

Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager 

Michael Hursh, Deputy General Manager 

Deb Ward, Budget Director 

Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager 

John Thomas, Project Manager 



3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1 (a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 



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On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Aurelio & Jobina Tongol, Superior Ct. #430007 & 440234 filed on 10/15/04 for 
$2,500,000 

RESOLUTION 05-143 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

As defendant 1 As plaintiff 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Humberto Dominguez, Superior Ct. #422963 filed on 7/31/03 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 5:08 p.m. 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Tongol 
and the Dominguez cases with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the 
Tongol case and took no action on the Dominguez case. The Board also met in closed 
session to discussed anticipated litigation with the city as plaintiff. The Board took no action 
on that matter. 

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On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

15. Approving the Third Amendment to Contract No. MR-1034R and Settlement Agreement 
with Alcatel Transport Automation to resolve claims and disputes between the City and 
Alcatel regarding the nature and extent of contract work remaining to be performed, system 
performance specifications and requirements, work schedules, payment schedules, 
liquidated damages for non-performance, and release of retention related to the Advance 
Train Control System Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
contract modification.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-144 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:1 1 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 

Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission 
at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or 
the web site: sfgov.org/ethics . 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



SF 



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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 1 5 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Stuart Sunshine 

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 






401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)5 54-4143 




I 



SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING * TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfrnuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http : //www . sfgo v. org/ sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-September 6, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Monthly Citation Report and PCO Deployment Plan Status 

-Rear Door Boarding Pilot Program 

-System-wide Cost Effectiveness Analysis 

-Ongoing Activities : '■"• - ; " 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Arturo Mingoa Superior Ct. #427579 filed on 12/23/03 for $2,000 

B. David Weetman, Unlitigated Claim #0600462 filed on 8/19/05 for $9,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Hillway Avenue, east side, from Carl 
Street to the north property line of #40 Hillway Avenue. 

B. PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - ESTABLISH - Hillway Ave., 
east side, between Carl Street and Parnassus Avenue. 

C. MUNI BUS ZONE - ESTABLISH - 19th Avenue, west side, from Sloat Boulevard to 80 
feet southerly. 

D. BUS BULB - ESTABLISH- 16th and Bryant intersection, northeast corner 

E. TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME- ESTABLISH - Beacon Street, both sides, 
from the south end of the driveway of 383 Beacon Street to 120 feet southerly. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $65,840,680 in federal Section 5307, STP 
and CMAQ capital assistance for Motor Coach Replacement- Alt Fuel; Cable Car Infrastructure 
Rehabilitation; Trolley Coach Replacement; MUNI Rail Replacement; Paratransit Assistance; 
Overhead Lines Reconstruction; Wayside Fare Collection Equipment; Radio Replacement; 
Preventive Maintenance; Treasure Island Ferry Terminal; and Motor Coach Clean Air Device 
Retrofit. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Muni) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $23,305,667 in federal Section 5309 Fixed 
Guideway capital assistance for Trolley Coach Procurement; Cable Car Infrastructure 
Rehabilitation; Cable Car Vehicle Renovation; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; Historic rail car 
Rehabilitation and Wayside Fare Collection Equipment. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (Muni) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $1 1,283,000 of Regional Measure 2 funds 
for the Automatic Vehicle Location System project. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (Muni) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $2,500,000 of Regional Measure 2 
operating funds for the Third Street Light Rail Line - IOS (Phase 1) project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Muni) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to accept and expend $23,600 in Section 115 
capital assistance from FTA for Muni's Radio System Replacement and Third Street Phase 1 
projects. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Muni) 



(10.8) Accepting Contract No. MR-1145: Third Street Light Rail Project Hester Avenue to 
Sunnydale Avenue, approving the closeout of the contract with Shimmick Construction Co. and 
Homer J. Olsen and authorizing release of retention in the amount of $150,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Muni) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

11. Authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to execute the contract with Pacific Park 
Management for the management of the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Parking 
System, for a term of six years commencing January 1, 2006, with extension options not to 
exceed four years, for a monthly management fee of $1,000 dollars, and with an annual incentive 
fee not to exceed $25,000 dollars per contract year. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and contract.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR- 1209, West Portal Trackwork Replacement 
Project to Stacy Witbeck as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, in an amount not to 
exceed $6,446,550. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) 

13. Authorizing the Purchaser to utilize the competitive procurement of the State of California to 
purchase 17 paratransit vans from El Dorado Bus Sales for an amount not to exceed $1,007,179, 
with an option to purchase 3 additional paratransit vans for an amount not to exceed $177,738, 
subject to availability of funding. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant -to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 



Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Lucia Wong, Superior Ct. #431 126 filed on 5/5/04 for $110,000 
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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AboutMuni: B oa r ds and Committees : 

MTA Board September 20, 2005, minutes 

2:00 -REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 
Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 
Present: 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
DEC 3 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



• Shirley Breyer Black 
. Wil Din 

• Michael Kasolas 

• James McCray, Jr. 

• Peter Mezey 

• Cleopatra Vaughns 



3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any 
person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell 
phones that are set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be 
placed in the "off" position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 6, 2005 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer reported that Item 10.8, close out of Contract No. MR-1145: Third 
Street Light Rail Project Hester Avenue to Sunnydale Avenue, had been removed from the 



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calendar at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman Vaughns stated that on September 21, 2005, the Rules Committee of the Board of 
Supervisors would be considering a Mayoral recommendation and resolution regarding the 
appointment of Hunter Stern to the MTA Board of Directors. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the Board had received written responses to various issues 
raised by the Board and expressed appreciation to staff for their expediency. 

Director Mezey inquired if the AVL project was resulting in service efficiencies. A.E.D. 
Sunshine stated that recent survey results showed that riders were satisfied when they 
received accurate information about bus schedules. Staff will research if there were other 
efficiencies achieved. 

Director Kasolas thanked staff for the report on the technology projects and requested that 
the reports be provided on a quarterly basis. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

• Special Recognition Award 

• Monthly Citation Report and PCO Deployment Plan Status 

• Rear Door Boarding Pilot Program 

• System-wide Cost Effectiveness Analysis 

• Ongoing Activities 



A.E.D. Sunshine stated that he was pleased to present Paul Fichera as the recipient of the 
Special Recognition Award for October. Mr. Fichera has been the Fixed Route Accessibility 
Coordinator at Muni for 21 years. His hard work helped transform an almost completely non- 
accessible transit system to one of the best systems in the country. Paul Fichera expressed 
his appreciation to the Board, staff and the community. Chairman Vaughns expressed 
appreciation on behalf of the Board. 

A.E.D. Sunshine reported that Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction had 
submitted his resignation. Mr. Harris has accepted a position as Executive Director for the 
Stanislaus County Council of Governments. Mr. Harris has been instrumental in the success 
of many projects during his tenure and will be greatly missed. Chairman Vaughns expressed 
appreciation and commendation to Mr. Harris for his work. Vince Harris thanked Chairman 
Vaughns for her kind words and thanked the Board, Mr. Sunshine and Mr. Burns and the 
Construction staff for their support over the past six years. 

A.E.D. Sunshine announced that Ann Carey, the MTA's IT manager had also chosen to 
leave the organization. Ms. Carey worked on finance and technology projects and was the 
project manager for Translink. Chairman Vaughns requested that Mr. Sunshine express the 
Board's appreciation to Ms. Carey and wish her well. 

A.E.D. Sunshine stated that staff had planned to present the monthly citation report and 
deployment plan however further analysis was necessary and the report will be presented in 
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A.E.D. Sunshine stated that the service adjustments that were part of the FY06 budget 
balancing plan would go into effect on Sept. 24th. These adjustments represent 
approximately 4% of Muni's total service. Notification to the public regarding the changes 
were underway including press releases, Rider Alerts in English, Chinese and Spanish, and 
a brochure describing the changes in three languages placed on board all vehicles and 
subway stations. Announcements via the digital voice announcement system and NextBus 
were also being made. New maps will be printed by the end of September. The first General 
Sign-Up in two years was successful. 55 Operators accepted early retirement. Staff will 
continue to monitor the changes after they go into effect. 

Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni presented a status report on the Rear Door 
Boarding Pilot Program. 

Director Mezey stated that operators had informed him that transfers were regularly and 
greatly abused. He requested that the Rear Door Boarding program be expanded to study 
the use of transfers. 

Bill Lieberman, Deputy Director of Planning discussed the concept of a System-wide Cost 
Effectiveness Analysis. Mr. Lieberman stated that planning staff was currently working with 
the Controller's office to hire a consultant who will conduct an system-wide route and service 
analysis of Muni's transit network. This study will take approximately 12 to 18 months and 
will include an examination of the City's changing demographics, bus frequencies and 
transfers, bus stop spacing and other factors that might impact travel time. The recent SPUR 
report touched on some of the factors that the MTA faces and recommended many of the 
same things that the MTA would be examining in the study. Staff will keep the Board 
informed as this project moves forward. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Toni Brock stated that she had collected approximately 130 signatures from people who are 
appalled and disappointed about the service adjustments to the 52 and 54 lines. People 
weren't told about these changes. Signs were put up in English and Spanish but not in 
Tagalog or Chinese. There is a bus shelter mid-block at Dublin and Prague but the poorly lit 
bus stop is on the corner. She urged the MTA to look at the line and community more 
carefully. 

Roger Bazeley suggested that staff reexamine parking prices because the cost was chasing 
people away from shopping in certain commercial districts. The MTA needs to move towards 
customer-oriented model for planning purposes. He expressed concern that the MTA should 
do more with respect to marketing. Marketing needs to be incorporated within the MTA's 
strategic plans. He urged staff to accelerate the BRT process. 

Herbert Weiner stated that the MTA stands for misery, trauma and anguish. He inquired if 
the MTA had a disaster preparedness plan. In case of a natural disaster or terrorist attack, 
the MTA needs to have a plan in place. Mr. Weiner proposed erecting speed bumps on 19th 
Ave. because there are too many injuries and deaths. People should be sacked who make 
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Barry Taranto stated that P. CO. dispatchers have been more efficient, friendly and available 
to take care of his concerns. The traffic lights on Octavia Blvd. need tweaking. Octavia Blvd. 
is a great way to get to other parts of city without having to go through downtown. The City 
should allow right turns at night. DPW has put a dumpster that is blocking a cabstand on 
Market St. The Taxi Commission had a 90-minute hearing on the debit card program. The 
program is controversial and the MTA could lose federal funds. 

Gifford Hartman stated that Muni is a giant rip-off and poorly run. The MTA is going to start 
eliminating lines or reduce service. The public is not going to pay more for less. They will 
continue to strike until the MTA treats the poor and disabled fairly. People have to get on the 
back of the bus because buses are over crowded. 

Charlie Walker stated that he had previously requested that the Board look at the conditions 
on Third St. He stated that he doesn't believe that there's a white community in America that 
would allow "no left turn" signals at intersections in the evening when there's no traffic. He 
calls Third St. "Christmas Tree Lane" because there are lights everywhere even where there 
is no traffic. There is no reason for no left turn signs on every corner. 

Chairman Vaughns closed public comment and requested that staff expeditiously address 
the lack of bilingual information on the 52 and 54 lines. Chairman Vaughns requested 
additional information regarding the capacity to make left turns off of Third Street. A.E.D. 
Sunshine stated that with the advent of the Third Street light rail, no left turn signs were 
installed at certain intersections so people didn't turn left in front of a light rail vehicle. Cars 
do have the ability to make left turns but just not at every intersection. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD WERE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine 
by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or 
the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent 
Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds 
available or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Arturo Mingoa Superior Ct. #427579 filed on 12/23/03 for $2,000 

B. David Weetman, Unlitigated Claim #0600462 filed on 8/19/05 for $9,000 



RESOLUTION 05-144 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

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A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Hillway Avenue, east side, from Carl 
Street to the north property line of #40 Hillway Avenue. 

B. PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - ESTABLISH - Hillway Ave., 
east side, between Carl Street and Parnassus Avenue. 

C. MUNI BUS ZONE - ESTABLISH - 19th Avenue, west side, from Sloat Boulevard to 80 
feet southerly. 

D. BUS BULB - ESTABLISH - 16th and Bryant intersection, northeast corner 

E. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH - Beacon Street, both sides, 
from the south end of the driveway of 383 Beacon Street to 120 feet southerly. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 



RESOLUTION 05-145 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $65,840,680 in federal Section 5307, 
STP and CMAQ capital assistance for Motor Coach Replacement-Alt Fuel; Cable Car 
Infrastructure Rehabilitation; Trolley Coach Replacement; MUNI Rail Replacement; 
Paratransit Assistance; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; Wayside Fare Collection 
Equipment; Radio Replacement; Preventive Maintenance; Treasure Island Ferry Terminal; 
and Motor Coach Clean Air Device Retrofit. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (Muni) 

RESOLUTION 05-146 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $23,305,667 in federal Section 5309 
Fixed Guideway capital assistance for Trolley Coach Procurement; Cable Car Infrastructure 
Rehabilitation; Cable Car Vehicle Renovation; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; Historic rail 
car Rehabilitation and Wayside Fare Collection Equipment. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, and resolution.) (Muni) 

RESOLUTION 05-147 

(10.5) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $1 1 ,283,000 of Regional Measure 2 
funds for the Automatic Vehicle Location System project. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) (Muni) 

RESOLUTION 05-148 

(10.6) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend $2,500,000 of Regional Measure 2 
operating funds for the Third Street Light Rail Line - IOS (Phase 1) project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Muni) 

RESOLUTION 05-149 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to accept and expend $23,600 in Section 
115 capital assistance from FTAfor Muni's Radio System Replacement and Third Street 
Phase 1 projects. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Muni) 

RESOLUTION 05-150 



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(10.8) Accepting Contract No. MR- 1145: Third Street Light Rail Project Hester Avenue to 
Sunnydale Avenue, approving the closeout of the contract with Shimmick Construction Co. 
and Homer J. Olsen and authorizing release of retention in the amount of $150,000. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Muni) 

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of staff. 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.8 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to execute the contract with Pacific Park 
Management for the management of the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center 
Parking System, for a term of six years commencing January 1, 2006, with extension options 
not to exceed four years, for a monthly management fee of $1 ,000 dollars, and with an 
annual incentive fee not to exceed $25,000 dollars per contract year. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-151 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

12. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1209, West Portal Trackwork Replacement 
Project to Stacy Witbeck as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, in an amount not 
to exceed $6,446,550. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 

plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-152 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

13. Authorizing the Purchaser to utilize the competitive procurement of the State of California 
to purchase 17 paratransit vans from El Dorado Bus Sales for an amount not to exceed 

$1 ,007, 1 79, with an option to purchase 3 additional paratransit vans for an amount not to 
exceed $177,738, subject to availability of funding. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) 

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No public comment. 
RESOLUTION 05-153 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 3:37 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 
Present: 



• Shirley Breyer Black 
. Wil Din 

• Michael Kasolas 

• James McCray, Jr. 

• Peter Mezey 

• Cleopatra Vaughns 



Also present: 



• Stuart Sunshine, Acting Director of Transportation 

• Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 

• Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 

• Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 

• Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1 (a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 



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(4.1) Lucia Wong, Superior Ct. #431126 filed on 5/5/04 for $110,000 

RESOLUTION 05-154 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 3:53 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Lucia 
Wong case. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 
ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 3:56 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 

Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission 
at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or 
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MTA Board October 18, 2005, agenda 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Stuart Sunshine 

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ORDER OF BUSINESS 
1. Call to Order 
2 Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-September 20, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Special Recognition Award 

-Monthly Citation Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine 
by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or 
the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent 
Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds 
available or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. ChauTran Dang, Unlitigated Claim #05129515 filed on 1/11/05 for $5,500 

B. St. Paul Travelers, Unlitigated Claim #0503281 filed on 4/14/05 for $5,889.92 

C. Allstate Ins., Superior Ct. #433642 filed on 8/9/04 for $6,043.13 

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D. Foncetta Freeman, Unlitigated Claim #0512901 filed on 3/21/05 for $6,250 

E. Nate Ross, Unlitigated Claim #05041 17 filed on 6/28/05 for $7,467.61 

F. Cheryl Martin, Unlitigated Claim #0503165 filed on 4/5/05 for $7,850 

G. Gina Mitchell, Unlitigated Claim #0600509 filed on 8/25/05 for $8,260 
H. Evelyn Garay, Unlitigated Claim #0503628 filed on 5/5/05 for $8,500 

I. Anselmo Solarzano, Superior Ct. #4281 12 filed on 1/20/04 for $10,500 

J. Tommy Ly, Unlitigated Claim #0502254 filed on 1/1 1/05 for $10,750 

K. William Jones, Unlitigated Claim #0503532 filed on 5/5/05 for $12,623.77 

L. Merylin Perez, Superior Ct. #424704 filed on 12/10/02 for $21,000 

M. Martha Andrade, Superior Ct. #434236 filed on 8/27/04 for $90,000 



(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT PARKING AND ESTABLISH PARKING METER AREA 
3, 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9AM-6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Ellis Street, both 
sides, between Van Ness and Franklin. 

B. ESTABLISH - PARKING AREA 3, 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - Portola Drive, south side, between Fowler Avenue and Evelyn 
Way and Portola Drive, south side between Teresita and O'Shaughnessy Blvds. 

C. RESCIND - 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT PARKING AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 
2, 7 AM 6 PM, 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Tehama Street, 
north side, between 1st Street and 140 feet west of 2nd Street and Clementina Street, south 
side, between 1st and 2nd Streets. 

D. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 3, 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Green Street, south side, from Battery Street to 140 
feet westerly and Green Street, south side, from Sansome Street to 16 feet easterly. 

E. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Market Street, south side, eastbound, from McCoppin 
Street to Valencia Street. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Market Street, south side, from 
Octavia Street off-ramp to Valencia Street. 

G. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Market Street, south side, from 151 
feet west of Valencia Street to McCoppin Street. 

H. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM, EXCEPT SATURDAY AND 
SUNDAY - Market Street, south side, from Valencia Street to 151 feet westerly. 

I. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM - 9 AM, AND 3 PM TO 7 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (9 AM - 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 10th Street, east side, from Harrison to Bryant Streets. 

J. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 
9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Mars Street, both sides, between 17th and Corbett 
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K ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 
9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Divisadero Street, east side, between Haight and 
Page Streets. 

L EXTENSION - SIDEWALK WIDTH - Mission Street and 18th Street intersection, northwest 
and southeast corners. 

M. RESCIND - PARKING METER AND ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Mission 
Street, west side, 21 feet north of 18th. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Approving a bid call for Department of Public Works Contract No. 0944J: Mission 
Street (14th Street to 26th Street) Traffic Signal Upgrade to solicit bids from contractors 
qualified to upgrade existing traffic signals at thirteen intersections along Mission Street from 
14th Street to 26th Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) (DPT) 

(10.4) Accepting Contract No. MR-1145, Construction of the Third Street Light Rail Project 
from Hester Avenue to Sunnydale Avenue, approving the closeout of the contract with 
Shimmick Construction Co. and Homer J. Olsen and authorizing release of retention in the 
amount of $150,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (Muni) 

(10.5) Approving the designation of seven street artist selling spaces at Harvey Milk Plaza, 
from November 15, 2005 through January 15, 2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (Muni) 

(10.6) Approving the substitution of the subcontractor Accra Communications Group for 
DPW Contract No. 0780J (R): SFgo (ITMS) Initial Phase, with Edward W. Scott Electric Co. 
for fiber optic cable pulling and traffic camera furnishing and installation, and Semans 
Communications for fiber optic cable splicing and testing. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 8 to Contract CS-123, 
Professional Design and Support Services for MUNI Metro Third Street Light Rail Project, 
with WPK Third Street Consultants, to extend the term of the contract by one year at no 
additional cost. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, financial plan and 
amendment.) (Muni) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to execute the Red Light Photo Enforcement Contract to ACS 
State and Local Services for an amount not to exceed $10,195,471.00 for a total contract 
duration of up to five years, consisting of an initial three-year contract with two one-year 
renewal options. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

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1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1 (a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Mary Theresa Spalding, Superior Ct. #432391 filed on 7/8/04 for $225,000 

(4.2) Unspecified to protect settlement posture 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

12. Announcement of Closed Session. 

13. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission 
at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or 
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Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:04 p.m. 

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• Shirley Breyer Black 
. Wil Din 

• Michael Kasolas 



James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 



3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any 
person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell 
phones that are set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be 
placed in the "off" position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

Chairman Vaughns referred to Mr. Lieberman's report on Page 3 of the minutes and 
requested that the Board approve the publication of the minutes pending a revisit of the 
paragraph in which Mr. Lieberman discussed the System-wide Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. 

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5. Communications 

Director Din requested that Item 10.6 on the Consent Calendar be severed. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Kasolas reported that he met with Mr. Sunshine in his capacity as Board 
subcommittee chairman to the budget process. He reported that staff has put together a 
timeline for this year's budget process. Director Kasolas will continue to meet with Mr. 
Sunshine and will keep the Board informed of the progress. 

Director Din stated that he recently attended the Systemwide Operator of the Month 
Celebration at the Kirkland division. He commended the honorees and stated that the turnout 
was outstanding. Chairman Vaughns expressed appreciation to Director Din for representing 
the Board at the occasion. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

• Special Recognition Award 

• Monthly Citation Report 

• Ongoing Activities 

Acting Executive Director Sunshine stated that he was pleased to present this month's 
Special Recognition Award to Kevin Grady, winner of the 2005 APTA International Roadeo 
Championship in Dallas, Texas on September 24, 2005. Kevin has been employed with Muni 
since 1989 and has spent the past 5 Vi years as a Conductor at the Cable Car Division. He 
has won the Muni Roadeo four times and has won the regional roadeo championship twice. 
Mr. Grady is the only MUNI operator to win a Regional Roadeo Championship with a perfect 
score and the first MUNI operator to win the International Rodeo Championship. Chairman 
Vaughns expressed her appreciation on behalf of the Board. She stated that Directors Din 
and Mezey had joined her at the Awards banquet in Dallas and that the room went ballistic 
when it was announced that Mr. Grady had won the award. She stated that Mr. Grady 
represented Muni in the highest manner and that she was honored to have been present. 

A.E.D. Sunshine invited the Board to the Joint Labor Management Board's 21st annual Safe 
Driver Awards Banquet. It will be held on Saturday, October 29th at the Cathedral Hill Hotel 
and will recognize operators with safe driving records. 

A.E.D. Sunshine thanked staff for their excellent work over the past weekend given the 
multiplicity of events throughout San Francisco that obstructed the traffic flow including Fleet 
Week, the golf tournament, other sporting events, street fairs and parades. He stated that the 
MTA had received many compliments about the services provided. 

The FY07 budget process will begin next month. At the November board meetings, each 
division will present their mission statement, budget, and key performance measures. These 
presentations will allow the Board to guide the Agency in developing budget priorities for the 
year. Some general parameters for next year's budget have already been set. The 
parameters include keeping staffing levels steady and automatic increases outlined in the 
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FY07 revenue picture. 

A.E.D. Sunshine stated that some unexpected fuel costs had been incurred for the current 
fiscal year. The FY06 operating budget had priced diesel fuel at $1.68 per gallon, which was 
based on the best information available at the time. Fuel prices have risen much higher than 
experts had anticipated. The MTA is dealing with a 50% increase in the cost of fuel. The 
average price paid in September was $2.37. If prices remain the same, Muni will be looking 
at a $4-5 million dollar problem. 

A.E.D. Sunshine stated that, due to a recent sign-up, he had postponed a report on the PCO 
deployment plan until a future meeting 

Sylvia Harper, Director of Enforcement, presented the quarterly citation report and the new 
handheld ticket machines. Last quarter PCO's responded to 45% more requests for services 
outside of their normal citation duties, including manmade and natural disasters such as the 
bombing in London and the explosion of the PG & E transformer. PCO's are called on to 
facilitate traffic flow for such events. 

Christos Konstantinidis, DPT's Instrument System Operator, reviewed the difference 
between the new and old handheld ticket machines. 

Chairman Vaughns inquired if there had been lessons learned following the London bombing 
and if the transit operators were being trained in what to do to recognize suspicious items. 
A.E.D. Sunshine stated that the City had noticed some deficiencies in communications and 
training during a recent tabletop exercise. Mike Hursh will be making sure that first 
responders are trained and provided with the tools to deal with the situation. 

Chairman Vaughns suggested that staff provide a training program for transit operators 
regarding the matter of security and suspicious items and share the training schedule with 
the Board. 

Director Mezey stated that the vendors at the APTA Expo in Dallas displayed some 
wonderful equipment. He saw a "drive cam" that records both forward and backward in 
"braking incidents. He stated that the equipment was relatively inexpensive and worth 
looking into. 

Chairman Vaughns expressed concern regarding the presentation of the System-wide Cost 
Effectiveness Analysis represented at the last Board meeting and a recent RFQ issued, 
sponsored by the Office of the Controller in partnership with the MTA. She questioned if they 
were one and the same. She stated that she had understood from the presenter that the 
Board would be receiving a written document addressing the concept and scope of the 
System-wide Cost Effectiveness Analysis. She stated that copies of the RFQ with a cover 
memo dated October 14, 2005, entitled "Update on the Transit Service Efficiency Analysis", 
were distributed at this meeting without benefit of review. She requested Director Din to 
assess the information, represent the Board in future meetings of the individuals involved in 
the RFQ and the composition of the System-wide Cost Effectiveness Analysis and provide 
reports to the Board. 

Director Mezey requested clarification of what Prop. C says regarding audits. 

Deputy City Attorney Friedlander stated that Prop. C authorizes the Controller to undertake 
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audited, following consultation with department heads. Attorney Friedlander stated that it 
would be appropriate to put it on an agenda for a subsequent meeting. 

A. ED. Sunshine stated that former Director Burns had requested that the Controller do the 
audit using Prop. C funds last spring. Chairman Vaughns stated that she didn't recall that Mr. 
Burns had reported on an audit. She added that as Chairman, she couldn't sustain going 
forward without a better understanding of the RFQ and its' relationship to the System-wide 
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. 

In response to a question by Director Din, A.E.D. Sunshine stated that the RFQ was 
designed to prequalify a pool of consultants who could carry out the objectives set by the 
Board. He added that it was always the staff's intention to bring back the specific projects to 
the Board. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the item regarding the System-wide Cost Effectiveness 
Analysis would presented to the Board within a month. 

Director Kasolas stated that at the September 20th meeting, he had requested a 
memorandum that explained the System-wide Cost Effectiveness Analysis and requested 
that the minutes of the September 20th meeting reflect his request. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that the citation report was wonderful, newsworthy and that he had 
learned a lot. People should be given notice when there will be vigorous enforcement in an 
area and to let them know that they are being watched electronically rather than manually. 
He met with James Lee regarding continued white zone enforcement and felt that Mr. Lee 
had a good understanding of what cab drivers experienced. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment. 

Barry Taranto thanked the Board for canceling the Oct. 4 meeting due to the religious 
holiday. He requested that the Board ask for a presentation on the paratransit debit card 
program. He stated that there were problems with the contractor and the Taxi Commission 
has requested that the MTA iron out the controversial issues before going ahead. He stated 
that he thinks that the signal timing on Franklin Street after 9:00 p.m. is ridiculous and 
suggested that the MTA honor Ricardo Olea. On Sundays, PCO's need to let taxicabs 
through the areas that Caltrans has closed so they can take people to their destinations. 

Herbert Weiner thanked the Board for respecting the religious holiday and read an "Appeal to 
Transit Riders" regarding public transportation. He stated that public transit was a turkey and 
a loser and that the MTA gave up on its riders a long time ago. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine 
by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
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the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent 
Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds 
available or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. ChauTran Dang, Unlitigated Claim #05129515 filed on 1/11/05 for $5,500 

B. St. Paul Travelers, Unlitigated Claim #0503281 filed on 4/14/05 for $5,889.92 

C. Allstate Ins., Superior Ct. #433642 filed on 8/9/04 for $6,043.13 

D. Foncetta Freeman, Unlitigated Claim #0512901 filed on 3/21/05 for $6,250 

E. Nate Ross, Unlitigated Claim #05041 17 filed on 6/28/05 for $7,467.61 

F. Cheryl Martin, Unlitigated Claim #0503165 filed on 4/5/05 for $7,850 

G. Gina Mitchell, Unlitigated Claim #0600509 filed on 8/25/05 for $8,260 
H. Evelyn Garay, Unlitigated Claim #0503628 filed on 5/5/05 for $8,500 

I. Anselmo Solarzano, Superior Ct. #4281 12 filed on 1/20/04 for $10,500 

J. Tommy Ly, Unlitigated Claim #0502254 filed on 1/11/05 for $10,750 

K. William Jones, Unlitigated Claim #0503532 filed on 5/5/05 for $12,623.77 

L. Merylin Perez, Superior Ct. #424704 filed on 12/10/02 for $21 ,000 

M. Martha Andrade, Superior Ct. #434236 filed on 8/27/04 for $90,000 



RESOLUTION 05-155 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 



A. RESCIND - 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT PARKING AND ESTABLISH PARKING METER 
AREA 3, 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9AM-6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Ellis 
Street, both sides, between Van Ness and Franklin. 

B. ESTABLISH - PARKING AREA 3, 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY - Portola Drive, south side, between Fowler Avenue and 
Evelyn Way and Portola Drive, south side between Teresita and O'Shaughnessy 
Blvds. 

C. RESCIND - 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT PARKING AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METER 
AREA 2, 7 AM 6 PM, 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - 
Tehama Street, north side, between 1st Street and 140 feet west of 2nd Street and 
Clementina Street, south side, between 1st and 2nd Streets. 

D. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 3, 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Green Street, south side, from Battery Street to 
140 feet westerly and Green Street, south side, from Sansome Street to 16 feet 
easterly. 

E. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Market Street, south side, eastbound, from 
McCoppin Street to Valencia Street. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Market Street, south side, 
from Octavia Street off-ramp to Valencia Street. 

G. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Market Street, south side, from 
151 feet west of Valencia Street to McCoppin Street. 

H. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM, EXCEPT SATURDAY AND 

SUNDAY - Market Street, south side, from Valencia Street to 151 feet westerly. 
I. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM - 9 AM, AND 3 PM TO 7 PM, 



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MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (9 

AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 10th Street, east side, from Harrison to 

Bryant Streets. 
J. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 

AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Mars Street, both sides, between 17th 

and Corbett Streets. 
K ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 

AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Divisadero Street, east side, between 

Haight and Page Streets. 
L. EXTENSION - SIDEWALK WIDTH - Mission Street and 18th Street intersection, 

northwest and southeast corners. 
M. RESCIND - PARKING METER AND ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Mission 

Street, west side, 21 feet north of 18th. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 

and resolution.) (DPT) 



RESOLUTION 05-156 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto requested that items 10.2 E, F, G, H and I be severed from the Consent 
Calendar. He stated that he hadn't seen these items before ISCOTT or on the public hearing 
agenda and requested an explanation of what was happening and why. 

Jack Fleck, Traffic Engineer, stated that E, F, G and H were modifications relating to the 
extension of an existing bike lane on Market Street and allowed DPT to stripe the bike lane 
on the far side of the Market and Octavia intersection. 

On motion to approve Item 10.2 E, F, G, and H: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

Regarding Item 10.2 I, Barry Taranto stated that it had only been 5 1 /4 weeks since Octavia 
Blvd. had opened and that it was too soon to erode traffic mitigation measures. He stated 
that there was a need for a dedicated left turn lane on Bryant and that it was too soon to put 
parking back. 

Jack Fleck, traffic engineer, stated that the new Central Freeway was carrying 40,000 cars 
per day and that there has been a significant drop in traffic on 9th and 10th Streets. He 
stated that staff would continue to monitor the traffic patterns in the area. 

Director Kasolas requested an update on the traffic conditions relating to opening the Central 
Freeway in 60 days. 

On motion to approve Item 10.2 I: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.3) Approving a bid call for Department of Public Works Contract No. 0944J: Mission 
Street (14th Street to 26th Street) Traffic Signal Upgrade to solicit bids from contractors 
qualified to upgrade existing traffic signals at thirteen intersections along Mission Street from 
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financial plan.) (DPT) 
RESOLUTION 05-157 

(10.4) Accepting Contract No. MR-1145, Construction of the Third Street Light Rail Project 
from Hester Avenue to Sunnydale Avenue, approving the closeout of the contract with 
Shimmick Construction Co. and Homer J. Olsen and authorizing release of retention in the 
amount of $150,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (Muni) 

RESOLUTION 05-158 

(10.5) Approving the designation of seven street artist-selling spaces at Harvey Milk Plaza, 
from November 15, 2005 through January 15, 2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (Muni) 

RESOLUTION 05-159 

(10.6) Approving the substitution of the subcontractor Accra Communications Group for 
DPW Contract No. 0780J (R): SFgo (ITMS) Initial Phase, with Edward W. Scott Electric Co. 
for fiber optic cable pulling and traffic camera furnishing and installation, and Semans 
Communications for fiber optic cable splicing and testing. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

This item was severed at the request of Director Din. 

Director Din requested information regarding how the contractor would meet the DBE goal 
given the substitution. Bond Yee, deputy director, DPT, stated that the previous 
subcontractor had already performed over 50% of the work. The Human Rights Commission 
has concurred with the substitution and has determined that the DBE requirement would be 
met. A.E.D. Sunshine stated that staff would monitor the contract to make sure the goal is 
met. 

RESOLUTION 05-160 

On motion to approve Item 10.6: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.7) Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 8 to Contract CS-123, 
Professional Design and Support Services for MUNI Metro Third Street Light Rail Project, 
with WPK Third Street Consultants, to extend the term of the contract by one year at no 
additional cost. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, financial plan and 
amendment.) (Muni) 

RESOLUTION 05-161 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 



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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to execute the Red Light Photo Enforcement Contract to ACS 
State and Local Services for an amount not to exceed $10,195,471.00 for a total contract 
duration of up to five years, consisting of an initial three-year contract with two one-year 
renewal options. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-162 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 3:56 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 
Present: 



Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 



Also present: 



Stuart Sunshine, Acting Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager 
Michael Hursh, Deputy General Manager 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 



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On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Mary Theresa Spalding, Superior Ct. #432391 filed on 7/8/04 for $225,000 
RESOLUTION 05-163 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(4.2) Unspecified to protect settlement posture 
No action was taken. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 4:42 p.m. 

12. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Spalding 
vs. CCSF case with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case. The 
Board also discussed existing litigation that was unspecified to protect the settlement posture 
and anticipated litigation in which the MTA could either be the defendant or the plaintiff. No 
action was taken on either of those two matters. 

13. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Kasolas- 
absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:42 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2005 
ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

REGULAR MEETING DEC 3 2005 

2:00 P.M. 

SAN FRANCISCO 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS P UBL,C LIBRARY 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Stuart Sunshine 

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



Calendar items. (Ski p to accessible versions ) 
Version 5 PDFs: 



Calendar items 10, 13, 14 (383 kb) 
Calendar item 11 - Non-Operating Division Budget 
o Memo, 57 kb 



o Organization chart, 27 kb 
• Calendar item 12 - Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) 

o Public Comments to Draft FY2006 SRTP and Staff Responses (Web page) 
o Front Matter, Chapters 1 through 3, 262 kb 



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■ Chapter 1, Introduction 

■ Chapter 2, System Organization 
- Chapter 3. Third Street LRT 

o Chapters 4 and 5, 1 meg 

■ Chapter 4, Current Service 

■ Chapter 5, Planning and Expansion 
o Chapters 6 through 10, 1.2 meg 

■ Chapter 6. Operating Plan 

■ Chapter 7, Fleet Program 

■ Chapter 8, Infrastructure Program 

■ Chapter 9, Facilities Program 

■ Chapter 10, Equipment Program 
o Chapte r 1 1 an d Appendic es, 412 kb 

■ Chapter 11, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) 

■ Appendices, 80 kb 

■ Appendix A: Text of Proposition E 

■ Appendia B: Acronyms 

■ Acknowledgemen 

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Cal endar items 10, 13, 14, 907 kb 

o Item 14 Exhibit B, 378 kb 
Calendar tern 11 - Non-Operating Division Budget 

o Memo, 114 kb 

o Organization Chart (Web page) 
Calendar item 12 - Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) 

o Public Comments to Draft FY2006 SRTP and Staff Responses (Web page) 

o Cover, 24 kb 

o Table of Contents, 30 kb 



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o List of Figures, 29 kb 

o Chapter 1, Introduction, 69 kb 

o Chapter 2, System Organization, 90 kb 

■ Figure 3, Organization Chart (Web page) 
o Chapter 3, Third Street LRT, 168 kb 

o Chapter 4, Current Service, 919 kb 

■ Figures 19 and 21 did not change from the Draft; however, they were 
renumbered. In the Draft they were figures 20 and 22 respectively. 

- Figure 19, Annual Ridership 1945-2004, 37 kb 

■ Figure 21, Service Stardards Goals and Actuals. FY00-FY04, 
82 kb 

o Chapter 5, Planning and Expansion, 573 kb 
o Chapter 6, Operating Plan, 282 kb 

■ Figure 26, 27, Operating Revenue Sources and Expenditures, 13 kb 

■ Figure 28 did not change from the Draft 

■ Figure 28, Historical Operating Budget, 1985-2004, 48 kb 

■ Figures 33-37, 233 kb 

■ Figure 33, Projected Growth Rates 

■ Figure 34, Planned Service Levels 



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- Figure 35, Operating Data and Projections, FY2002-FY2023 

■ Figure 36, Estimated Operating Costs Associated with 
Proposed Service Changes 

- Figure 37, Operating Plan, FY2004-FY2034 
o Chapter 7, Fleet Program, 687 kb 

■ Figures 50-51, 308 kb 

■ Figure 50, Fleet Characteristics 

■ Figure 51, Fleet Plan 

■ Figures 70 and 71 did not change from the Draft; however, 
they were renumbered. In the Draft they were figures 69 and 
70 respectively. 

■ Figure 70 Historic Vehicle Fleet Inventory, 60 kb 

■ Figure 71 Cable Car Fleet Inventory, 30 kb 
o Chapter 8, Infrastructure Program, 649 kb 

o Chapter 9, Facilities Program, 254 kb 

o Chapter 10, Equipment Program, 60 kb 

o Chapter 11, Capital Improvement Program (CIP), 83 kb 

■ Figures 89-96, 596 kb 

■ Figures 89-92, CIP Summary Charts 

■ Figure 93, CIP Summary 

■ Figure 94, CIP Fund Source Summary 

■ Figure 95, Project Criteria 

■ Figure 96, Project Cost Fund 

■ Capital Improvement Program descriptions, 1 meg 
o Appendices, 242 kb 

■ Appendix A: Text of Proposition E 

■ Appendia B: Acronyms 

■ Acknowledgements 



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2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-October 18, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

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6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Special Recognition Award 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine 
by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or 
the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent 
Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds 
available or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Wanda Nervi, Unlitigated Claim #0503356 filed on 4/21/05 for $6,750 

B. Marco Espinosa Tapia, Litigated Claim #0403276 filed on 4/27/04 for $7,551.26 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - McKinnon Avenue, north side, 
between Toland and Selby Streets. 

B. RESCIND - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 
PARKING ANYTIME - Waterville Street terminus. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 28th Street, both sides, between Church and 
Sanchez Streets. 

D. ESTABLISH-STREET CLOSURE-Jack Kerouac Alley, between Grant and Columbus Ave. 

E. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - San Jose Avenue, east side, from Ocean Avenue to 
80 feet northerly. 

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F. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 
- Folsom Street, west side, between Cesar Chavez and 26th Streets. 

G. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONE - North Point Street, south side, from 155 to 176 feet east of 
the Van Ness Avenue intersection curb ramp. 

H. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Clement Street, north side, from 2nd Avenue to 80 feet 
easterly AND ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE, 4 AM TO 8 PM, EVERYDAY - Clement 
Street, north side, from the Arguello Boulevard intersection to 99 feet westerly. 

I. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 5 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Trumbull Street, north side, from Congdon Street to 100 feet easterly. 

J. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - 655 John Muir Drive, south side, from the east limit of 
the adjacent mid-block crosswalk to 80 feet easterly and 515 John Muir Drive, south side, 
from the west limit of the mid-block crosswalk to 95 feet westerly. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

(10.3) Accepting Contract No. MR-1184, Potrero and Presidio Feeder Upgrade Project, 
approving Contract Modification No. 2, which reduces the contract amount from $1,037,000 
to $999,433.66, and authorizing the closeout of the contract and release of retention in the 
amount of $49,518.80 to Abbett Electric Corporation. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

II. Presentation of Non-Operating Division Budget Plans for FY2007. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) 

12. Adopting the FY2006-FY2025 Final Draft Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, summary of comments and plan.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to enter into an agreement with the San Francisco County 
Transportation Authority for the loan/advance of $22.57 million of Proposition K Sales Tax 
Funds for the Third Street Light Rail Transit - Muni Metro East Maintenance and Operations 
Facility Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Proposal No. 350ESR, Engineering 
Consulting Support Services for Muni's Alternative Fuel Bus Procurement Program, with 
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., for an amount not to exceed $1,737,660, and a term of five years, 
commencing December 1, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and agreement.) 

ADJOURN 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
DEC 2 9 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Stuart Sunshine 

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




R A N C I S C O 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING S, TRAFFIC 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

C hairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:06 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. - with notification 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell phones that are 
set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off 
position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the October 18, 2005 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Kasolas stated that he met with Deb Ward, the acting Chief Financial Officer to discuss 
the FY07 budget and process. 

Director Kasolas stated that the Municipal Improvement Fund Board of Trustees met to discuss 
the payout schedule for operators. The MIF will be requesting that the MTA Board appoint 
someone to fill a vacant alternate position on the MIF Board of Trustees. 

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7. Executive Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

A.E.D. Sunshine stated that he was pleased to present the Special Recognition Award to Ricardo 
Olea. Mr. Olea has been vital to the reduction in the backlog of investigations and does the work 
of two engineers. Mr. Olea displays tremendous drive and initiative. Ricardo Olea expressed his 
appreciation for the recognition. Chairman Vaughns expressed her appreciation on behalf of the 
Board. 

A.E.D. Sunshine introduced Shahnam Farhangi as the acting deputy general manager of 
Construction and Deb Denison, acting manager, of the Transportation Technology group. 

Over 300 drivers were recognized at the Safe Driver Awards Banquet for their safe driving 
records. A.E.D. Sunshine thanked the Joint Labor Management Board for hosting the event and 
Directors Vaughns, Din and Mezey for attending. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, presented two recommendations regarding reducing the cost of 
the lifeline and senior, disabled and youth passes and the structural deficit. He expressed the 
CAC's support for the audit being performed by the Controller's office and urged the 
Controller's Office to make recommendations that would increase the productivity of Muni's 
most productive lines. 

9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto congratulated Ricardo Olea for the award. He stated that it was atrocious how 
PCO's treated cab drivers on Halloween. Construction zones are like dealing with a maze and 
parking zone permit issuance is a mess. He requested that the Board hold a hearing on the 
paratransit debit card program, citing serious problems. 

Norman Rolfe stated that he had been in support of speeding up bus service for a long time. 
Expanding the exclusive use of transit lanes will requires the cooperation of the police. He stated 
that the top bus speed wouldn't be greater than it is now but instead of standing still 50% of the 
time, buses would be standing still only 30% of the time which would still be a great benefit. 

Rafael Cabrera, TWU-250A, stated that his members had tight and unrealistic time schedules and 
that Prop. E mandated providing reliable service. 



I 1 1 1 ■ I ( )LLO WING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD AR1 RLCOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
I R.WSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Wanda Nervi, Unlitigated Claim #0503356 filed on 4/21/05 for $6,750 

B. Marco Espinosa Tapia, Litigated Claim #0403276 filed on 4/27/04 for $7,551.26 

RESOLUTION 05-164 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - McKinnon Avenue, north 
side, between Toland and Selby Streets. 

B. RESCIND - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, 
NO PARKING ANYTIME - Waterville Street terminus. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 28th Street, both sides, between 
Church and Sanchez Streets. 

D. ESTABLISH-STREET CLOSURE- Jack Kerouac Alley, between Grant and Columbus Ave. 

E. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - San Jose Avenue, east side, from Ocean Avenue to 
80 feet northerly. 

F. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Folsom Street, west side, between Cesar Chavez and 26th Streets. 

G. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONE - North Point Street, south side, from 155 to 176 feet east 
of the Van Ness Avenue intersection curb ramp. 

H. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Clement Street, north side, from 2nd Avenue to 80 feet 
easterly AND ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE, 4 AM TO 8 PM, EVERYDAY - 
Clement Street, north side, from the Arguello Boulevard intersection to 99 feet westerly. 

I. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 5 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Trumbull Street, north side, from Congdon Street to 100 feet easterly. 

J. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - 655 John Muir Drive, south side, from the east limit 



of the adjacent mid-block crosswalk to 80 feet easterly and 515 John Muir Drive, south 
side, from the west limit of the mid-block crosswalk to 95 feet westerly. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT) 

Items 10.2 D, H and I were severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEM 10.2 D: 

Barry Taranto stated that Jack Kerouac Alley is an escape route from North Beach that cab 
drivers use to avoid congestion on Broadway and traffic on Powell. He noted abuse of a no- 
parking zone on that block of Grant Ave. that PCO's tend to ignore, particularly at night. 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, DPT stated that implementation is part of the Chinatown Alleyways 
project and is supported by the Chinatown community. This alley has little circulation and the 
police and fire departments support closure. 

On motion to approve Item 10.2 D: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT: McCray 

PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEM 10.2 F: 

Barry Taranto stated that it would be great to make this change on a trial basis and urged staff to 
observe how this modification impacts traffic. He wondered how removing the traffic lane 
would impact traffic during peak rush hour. 

A.E.D. Sunshine stated that engineering staff will continue to monitor changes in traffic due to 
the modification. 

On motion to approve Item 10.2 F: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT: McCray 

PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEM 10.2 I: 

Emil Bertana stated that this modification would take away valuable parking in the 
neighborhood. The neighborhood doesn't have adequate parking. He requested that the item be 
extended for two weeks. 



c mdy Toste stated that sometimes operators drive too fast down that road. There will be less 
parking if you approve the modification and suggested rerouting the bus to Alemany as an 
alternative. 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, DPT, stated that the proposal had been initiated by Muni Service 
Planning as the result of discussions with the Joint Labor Management Board. Because the 
roadway is fairly narrow, traffic backs up in the morning making it difficult for articulated bus to 
traverse the street. This modification represents a compromise plan and is limited to four hours in 
the morning. The original proposal was to eliminate parking for 500 feet. 

On motion to continue Item 10.2 H to the next meeting: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

NAYES - Din 

ABSENT - McCray 

RESOLUTION 05-165 

(10.3) Accepting Contract No. MR- 1 184, Potrero and Presidio Feeder Upgrade Project, 
approving Contract Modification No. 2, which reduces the contract amount from $1,037,000 to 
$999,433.66, and authorizing the closeout of the contract and release of retention in the amount 
of $49,518.80 to Abbett Electric Corporation. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-166 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2 D, F and H severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Presentation of Non-Operating Division Budget Plans for FY2007. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report.) 

A.E.D. Sunshine stated that these presentations would begin a dialogue regarding the FY07 
budget. Staff will walk through the goals and work plans for each division. Staff would like to 
hear from the board and the public about their priorities. 



Debra Ward, acting Chief Financial Officer, stated that staff would be delivering the first in a 
series of presentations on the mission, statement and goals of the 12 divisions that comprise the 
MTA. These presentations will serve as the basis for developing policy decisions. Staff hopes 
that the presentations will allow the Board to develop a context from which to make decisions 
regarding the FY07 budget. 

Diana Hammons, acting Chief of Staff, presented the work plans for the Executive Director's 
Office and the Government Affairs Section. 

Debra Ward, acting Chief Financial Officer, presented the work plan for the Finance and 
Administration Division. 

Diana Buchbinder, Acting Deputy General Manager, Human Resources presented the work plan 
for the Human Resource Division. 

Director Mezey suggested the addition of a performance measure for the management of 
Worker's Compensation claims such as reducing the number of hours lost or claims made. 

Anne Richman, acting Manager, Community Relations and Customer Service presented the work 
plan for the Community Relations and Customer Service divisions. 

No public comment. 

12. Adopting the FY2006-FY2025 Final Draft Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, summary of comments and plan.) 

Bill Lieberman, Deputy General Manager, presented the Short Range Transit Plan and the steps 
staff took in the preparation of the plan. 

Following discussion of the plan, the Board moved that the item be continued to the meeting of 
November 15, 2005. 

No public comment. 

On motion to continue the item to the meeting of November 15, 2005: unanimously approved 
(McCray-absent) 

13. Authorizing the Director to enter into an agreement with the San Francisco County 
Transportation Authority for the loan/advance of $22.57 million of Proposition K Sales Tax 
Funds for the Third Street Light Rail Transit - Muni Metro East Maintenance and Operations 
Facility Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

In response to a question by Chairman Vaughns regarding the state's promise to pay the money, 
A.E.D. Sunshine stated that he was confident that the money would be forthcoming. 



No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-167 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT: McCray 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Proposal No. 350ESR, Engineering Consulting 
Support Services for Muni's Alternative Fuel Bus Procurement Program, with Booz Allen 
Hamilton, Inc., for an amount not to exceed $1,737,660, and a term of five years, commencing 
December 1, 2005. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

Elson Hao, Manager, Fleet Engineering, presented the staff report. 

RESOLUTION 05-168 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT: McCray 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:59 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Stuart Sunshine 

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
DEC 3 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Calendar items. (S kip to a ccessible versi ons ) 
Version 5 PDFs: 



• Calendar item 7 

o MTA FY06 1st Quarter Service Standards overview (47 kb) 
o MTA FY06 1st Quarter Service Standards report (162 kb) 

• Calendar items 10, 11. 12, 14 (433 kb) 



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o Attachment to calendar item 14: Organization chart (2 4 kb) 
Calendar item 13 - Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) 

Public Comments to Draft FY2006 SRTP and Staff Re sponses (Web page) 
o Front Matter, Chapters 1 through 3, 262 kb 

■ Chapter 1, Introduction 

■ Chapter 2, System Organization 
- Chapter 3, Third Street LRT 

o Chapters 4 and 5, 1 meg 

■ Chapter 4, Current Service 

■ Chapter 5, Planning and Expansion 
o Chapters 6 through 10, 1. 2 me g 

■ Chapter 6, Operating Plan 

■ Chapter 7, Fleet Program 

■ Chapter 8, Infrastructure Program 

■ Chapter 9, Facilities Program 

■ Chapter 10, Equipment Program 
o Chapt er 1 1 and Appendices, 412 kb 

■ Chapter 11, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) 

■ Appendices, 80 kb 

■ Appendix A: Text of Proposition E 

■ Appendia B: Acronyms 

■ Acknowledgemen 



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• Calendar item 7 

o MTA FY06 1st Quarter Service Standards overview (102 kb) 
o MTA FY06 1st Quarter Service Standards report (706 kb) 

• Calendar items 10, 11, 12, 14 (1 meg) 

o Attachment to calendar item 14: Organization chart, is not available as an 
accessible PDF, however the information is substatially contained in this Web 
site's accessible organization chart . 

• Calendar item 13 - Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) 

o Public Comments to Draft FY2006 SRTP and Staff Responses (Web page) 

o Cover, 24 kb 

o Table of Contents, 30 kb 

o List of Figures, 29 kb 

o Chapter 1. Introduction, 69 kb 

o Chapter 2, System Organization, 90 kb 

■ Figure 3, Organization Chart (Web p age) 
o Chapter 3, Third Street LRT, 168 kb 

o Chapter 4, Current Service, 919 kb 

■ Figures 19 and 21 did not change from the Draft; however, they were 
renumbered. In the Draft they were figures 20 and 22 respectively. 

■ Figure 19, Annual Ridership 1945-2004, 37 kb 

■ Figure 21, Service Stardards Goals and Actuals, FY00-FY04, 
82 kb 

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o Chapter 6, Operating Plan, 282 kb 



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■ Figure 26, 27, Operating Revenue Sources and Expenditures, 13 kb 

■ Figure 28 did not change from the Draft 

> Figure 28, Historical Operating Budget, 1985-2004, 48 kb 

■ Figures 33-37, 233 kb 

■ Figure 33, Projected Growth Rates 

■ Figure 34, Planned Service Levels 

■ Figure 35, Operating Data and Projections, FY2002-FY2023 

■ Figure 36, Estimated Operating Costs Associated with 
Proposed Service Changes 

. Figure 37, Operating Plan, FY2004-FY2034 
o Chapter 7, Fleet Program, 687 kb 

■ Figures 50-51, 308 kb 

■ Figure 50, Fleet Characteristics 

■ Figure 51, Fleet Plan 

■ Figures 70 and 71 did not change from the Draft; however, 
they were renumbered. In the Draft they were figures 69 and 
70 respectively. 

■ Figure 70 Historic Vehicle Fleet Inventory, 60 kb 

■ Figure 71 Cable Car Fleet Inventory, 30 kb 
o Chapter 8, Infrastructure Program, 649 kb 

o Chapter 9, Facilities Program, 254 kb 
o Chapter 10, Eguipment Program, 60 kb 
o Chapter 11, Capital Improvement Program (CIP), 83 kb 
- Fi gures 89-96, 596 kb 

■ Figures 89-92, CIP Summary Charts 

■ Figure 93, CIP Summary 

■ Figure 94, CIP Fund Source Summary 

■ Figure 95, Project Criteria 

■ Figure 96, Project Cost Fund 

■ Capital Improvement Program descriptions, 1 meg 
o Appendices, 242 kb 

■ Appendix A: Text of Proposition E 

■ Appendia B: Acronyms 

■ Acknowledgements 

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2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

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-November 1, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

• MTA Quarterly Service Standards and Financial Report 

• Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine 
by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or 
the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent 
Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds 
available or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Mercury Insurance, Superior Ct. #437588 filed on 7/14/05 for $1,844.18 

B. Farmer's Insurance, Superior Ct. #439028 filed on 2/28/05 for $2,645.61 

C. Jose Uribe, Superior Ct. #43831 1 filed on 2/1/05 for $3,000 

D. Helene Barnes, Superior Ct. #319614 filed on 3/14/01 for $5,000 

E. Alissa Gentille & Sherri Cervelli, Superior Ct. #422219 filed on 7/8/03 for $12,500 

F. Jose Ordoveza, Superior Ct. #435891 filed on 10/28/04 for $17,000 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director to execute the First Amendment to the Operating Agreement 
and License with the Friends of the Cable Car Museum, Inc., to extend the Agreement for 
one year, from December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (MUNI) 



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(10.3) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to transfer $3.2 million in Regional Measure 
2 grant funds between two E-Line projects, from the project to rehabilitate 5 double-ended 
historic streetcars to the project to purchase and rehabilitate 1 1 historic streetcars; and 
approving the Initial Project Reports and Cash Flow Plans. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution project reports and financial plans.) (MUNI) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 6 to the Agreement with 
ATC/Vancom to lease 17 accessible vans to ATC, with an option to lease three additional 
vans, for sublease to Lift Van/ADA Access service providers participating in the City's 
paratransit program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
amendment.) (MUNI) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

11. Approving the following traffic modification: 

ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 5 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 
- Trumbull Street, north side, from Congdon Street to 100 feet easterly. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution). 

(This item was continued from the meeting of November 1 , 2005.) 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute the contract with Pacific Park Management, Inc. for 
the management of the Mission Bartlett Garage, for a term of six years commencing January 
1, 2006, with extension options not to exceed four years, for a monthly management fee of 
$1 ,000 dollars, and with an annual incentive fee not to exceed $25,000 dollars per contract 
year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

13. Adopting the FY2006-FY2025 Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, summary of comments and plan.) 

(This item was continued from the meeting of November 1, 2005.) 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

14. Presentation of MTA Division Budget Plans for FY2007. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

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conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) WPK Third Street Consultants, dated July 12, 2005 for $825,000 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission 
at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or 
the web site: sfgov.org/ethics . 



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2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 
1. Call to Order DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:07 p.m. 

n tirs , SAN FRANCISCO 

2- Roll Call PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Present: 



• Shirley Breyer Black 
. Wil Din 

• Michael Kasolas 

• James McCray, Jr. - absent at Roll Call 

• Peter Mezey 

• Cleopatra Vaughns 



3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any 
person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell 
phones that are set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be 
placed in the "off" position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

Director Kasolas expressed disappointment with the minutes and stated that his requests 
were not noted. He requested a transcript of the meeting and that the minutes be carried 
over to the next meeting. 

Consideration of the meeting minutes of November 1, 2005 was continued to a future 
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5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that the Quarterly Financial Report scheduled for 
presentation under the Executive Director's Report had been continued to the next meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns acknowledged and thanked MTA staff and the Police Officers 
Association for their efforts to recognize Rosa Parks. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the board secretary read the article entitled "Same Boat 
Different City", published by the San Francisco Examiner on November 13, 2005. Ms. 
Vaughns stated that the budgetary difficulties experienced by the MTA are shared by other 
transit properties across the nation. 

Director Kasolas expressed appreciation to the Transportation Authority for the October 1 1 , 
2005 memo that discussed long-term operating budget trends for Muni and requested that 
staff cooperate with the Transportation Authority to address the potential cost savings 
discussed in the memo. He requested a report on the matter in 60 days. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board would hold a special meeting on Friday, 
November 18th at 3:00 p.m. and requested the board secretary to distribute the agenda. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 



MTA Quarterly Service Standards and Financial Report 
Ongoing Activities 



A.E.D. Sunshine stated that the Triennial Rail Safety Audit was complete. The CPUC made 
few recommendations and stated that in some areas, the MTA was way ahead of its' peers 
in California. They called the audit a significant improvement over the 2002 audit, and a 
tremendous improvement over the 1999 audit. A.E.D. Sunshine stated that the audit 
validated staff's efforts over the past few years regarding safety and thanked staff for their 
efforts. 

The 2005 Public Managerial Excellence Awards, sponsored by the Municipal Fiscal Advisory 
Committee, SPUR, and the Chamber of Commerce, will honor city employees for their efforts 
at a lunch with Mayor Newsom on December 7. The MTA nominated Jack Fleck, Marty 
Mellara, and Kerstin Magary for their leadership, vision, and contributions to the larger San 
Francisco Community. Ms. Magary was chosen by MFAC to receive the MFAC award for 
2005 because of her outstanding project management skills. Chairman Vaughns 
congratulated the nominees on behalf of the board. 

A.E.D. Sunshine introduced the revised Quarterly Service Standards report. The report has 
been combined into a single document to reflect "one MTA" and reflects the first quarter of 
fiscal year 2006. 

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Debbie Denison, Acting Manager, Transportation Technology, presented the MTA quarterly 
service standards report. 

In response to a discussion regarding whether the goal of 85% on-time performance was 
achievable, A.E.D. Sunshine stated that staff would identify and compare what means other 
transit properties were using to achieve on-time performance. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, stated that the CAC had no new recommendations to 
present. The charter requires that the CAC review the budget. The CAC will present their 
recommendations on the budget to the Board soon. He stated that the CAC's position 
regarding on-time performance has been that if the MTA eliminated the early arrival of 
vehicles, the MTA would be close to achieving the 85% OTP goal. The MTA is far from 
proving that 85% is not achievable. He noted that changing the on-time performance goal 
would require a vote of the people. 

9. Public Comment 

Norm Rolfe stated that today, both the Chronicle and the Examiners carried stories about a 
parking lot operator that was being chased by the "feds" for not paying taxes. He suggested 
that the MTA get together with the City Attorney to make sure the city goes after the operator 
for evasion of parking taxes since those taxes are a source of revenue for Muni. Mr. Rolfe 
stated that the business of buses arriving early has to be taken seriously and suggested that 
leaving early should be counted against the operator. 

Taso Zografos spoke about the paratransit debit program. He stated that the original author 
and architect of the project followed the Department of Transportation standards to design a 
new technology so that taxicab operators could talk to each other. The Taxi Commission 
embraced the approach, however, the project was changed after the contract was awarded. 
This has made taxicab companies furious. He has filed a federal complaint regarding the 
project. 

Bruce Oka stated that the paratransit debit project would equip taxicabs so that all taxi 
drivers could take advantage of the paratransit debit card system. Currently only Yellow Cab 
can use the technology. He urged the MTA to re-look at this project. He stated that the 
community doesn't want to delay the project but the current project is going to hurt the 
community as a whole if we don't get cooperation from all sides. 

Dan Hinds, President, National Cab Company, stated that he supported the project in the 
beginning but Muni shifted to a single vendor approach without informing or consulting cab 
companies and Muni cut out DBE participation. Despite united opposition from cab 
companies, Muni seems committed to continuing with the project. He expressed support for 
a debit card project and urged the MTA not to force a solution down the throat of cab 
companies that will be an untenable and outmoded solution. 

Francisco DaCosta stated that a good transportation document from the Planning 
department was necessary. The MTA should study the housing element of the Master Plan 
to understand quality of life issues. He noted that safety on buses had increased and 
wondered about the stress level of operators. Real issues affecting driver and passenger 
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Herbert Weiner stated that Muni produced horror stories daily. Buses aren't adhering to the 
new schedule. Management staff should be held accountable for achieving the standards 
under threat of suspension. Everything should be done to restore service that has been 
slashed. The MTA should focus on fixing Muni management rather than its' operators or 
passengers. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine 
by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or 
the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent 
Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds 
available or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Mercury Insurance, Superior Ct. #437588 filed on 7/14/04 for $1,844.18 

B. Farmer's Insurance, Superior Ct. #439028 filed on 2/28/05 for $2,645.61 

C. Jose Uribe, Superior Ct. #43831 1 filed on 2/1/05 for $3,000 

D. Helene Barnes, Superior Ct. #319614 filed on 3/14/01 for $5,000 

E. Alissa Gentille & Sherri Cervelli, Superior Ct. #422219 filed on 7/8/03 for $12,500 

F. Jose Ordoveza, Superior Ct. #435891 filed on 10/28/04 for $17,000 



RESOLUTION 05-169 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director to execute the First Amendment to the Operating Agreement 
and License with the Friends of the Cable Car Museum, Inc., to extend the Agreement for 
one year, from December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-170 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to transfer $3.2 million in Regional Measure 
2 grant funds between two E-Line projects, from the project to rehabilitate 5 double-ended 
historic streetcars to the project to purchase and rehabilitate 1 1 historic streetcars; and 
approving the Initial Project Reports and Cash Flow Plans. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution project reports and financial plans.) (MUNI) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Peter Ehrlich stated that the double-ended PCC's were more flexible than single-ended cars. 
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pushed aside. This has gone on for years. There are people on Muni staff who seem to be 
indifferent to the E-line project. He urged the Board to find the money and move ahead as 
soon as possible. 

At the request of Chairman Vaughns, this item was continued to the next meeting. 

(10.4) Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 6 to the Agreement with 
ATCA/ancom to lease 17 accessible vans to ATC, with an option to lease three additional 
vans, for sublease to Lift Van/ADA Access service providers participating in the City's 
paratransit program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
amendment.) (MUNI) 

RESOLUTION 05-171 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.3 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

1 1 . Approving the following traffic modification: 

ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 5 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 
- Trumbull Street, north side, from Congdon Street to 100 feet easterly. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution). 

Bond Yee, deputy director, DPT, presented the item. Since the November 1 meeting, DPT 
staff discussed the matter further with Muni and the neighbors. He recommended that the 
project be further scaled back to begin at 6:00 a.m. rather than 5:00 a.m. He stated that this 
solution is the best that DPT could do to address both Muni's needs and the needs of the 
residents. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Steven Inferrera presented a petition from 51 people from different households who are 
opposed to losing any parking spots. He stated that he had many suggestions regarding how 
to resolve the problem and would like to work with staff on an alternative solution. The 
suggestions include moving the sidewalk, rerouting the bus to Alemany, and turning the bus 
back at Silver and Mission. 

Referring to the earlier report on on-time performance, Cindy Toste stated that she hadn't 
had a problem with buses being on time and that she could set her clock by the buses. With 
respect to the Trumbell St. modification, she stated that the buses don't seem to be having a 
problem with the current configuration. She noted that during the Christmas holiday, parking 
would be worse. She urged reconsideration of the modification. 

The Board accepted Mr. Yee's recommendation to restrict the hours of the tow-away zone 
from 5:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. and requested that the resolution be revised to reflect that 
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RESOLUTION 05-172 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

NAYES - McCray 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute the contract with Pacific Park Management, Inc. for 
the management of the Mission Bartlett Garage, for a term of six years commencing January 
1 , 2006, with extension options not to exceed four years, for a monthly management fee of 
$1 ,000 dollars, and with an annual incentive fee not to exceed $25,000 dollars per contract 
year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Luis Granados, Mission Economic Development Association, stated that MEDA was 
interested in working with DPT to make this a win-win situation. 

Rosabella Safont stated that she had grave concerns about the process of putting contracts 
out to bid. They have worked for 14 years to make a safe garage for the Mission district. The 
bid process disadvantaged MEDA. Provisions should be made for minority firms. 

Gloria Bonilla, San Francisco Latino Coalition, stated that many Latino organizations worked 
hard to establish the garage project. She just learned that a private contractor might be 
awarded the contractor due to technicalities. It is important that Mission neighborhood 
organizations and residents be given an opportunity to weigh in on the matter. 

Robert Stang, President, Pacific Park Management, stated that his company is 100% 
minority-owned. The company also manages the garages at 16th and Hoff St. and San 
Francisco General Hospital. Through partnerships in the community, they have increased 
revenues by 100% at the 16th and Hoff garage. His company is excited about the 
opportunity to manage the Mission-Bartlett garage and will continue their long history of 
involvement in the community at this location. The bid process was open and fair. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the item be continued to the next meeting. 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

13. Adopting the FY2006-FY2025 Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, summary of comments and plan.) 

No public comment. 

Director Kasolas stated that he had five pages of comments regarding items that he was not 
comfortable with. He reviewed his recommendations and stated that he would like to hear 
from the Transportation Authority on this matter. He called the document a "work in progress" 
that wouldn't be an effective tool if it wasn't fixed. The MTA needs to show that we want an 
effective relationship with our local funding agencies. He requested that the document be 
returned to staff and that staff provide a letter from the Transportation Authority that shows 
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Bill Lieberman, deputy director, Planning stated that the Transportation Authority had seen 
all the changes and that they had raised no issues with him regarding the document. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that it would be in order for Director Kasolas to meet with the 
acting executive director and staff to discuss his issues. She requested that the item be 
continued to the December 6 meeting to allow Director Kasolas time to meet with staff. 

This item was tabled for consideration at the meeting of December 6, 2005. 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

14. Presentation of MTA Division Budget Plans for FY2007. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report.) 

Bill Lieberman, Deputy Director, Planning, presented the division work plans and goals for 
FY07. 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, Department of Parking and Traffic, presented the division work 
plans and goals for FY07. 

Ron Szeto, acting Director, Parking Authority, presented the division work plans and goals 
for FY07. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that language be inserted into the Parking Authority's work 
plan that acknowledges the Board of Directors as the body that sets policy for the Parking 
Authority. 

No public comment. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:59 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 
Present: 



• Shirley Breyer Black 
. Wil Din 

• Michael Kasolas 

• James McCray, Jr. 

• Peter Mezey 

• Cleopatra Vaughns 



Also present: 



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Stuart Sunshine, Acting Director of Transportation 

Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 

Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 

Shahnam Farhangi, Acting Deputy Executive Director, Construction 

John Fong, Project Manager 

Rob Stone, Deputy City Attorney 

Ken Jew, Manager, Construction Management 



3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1 (a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) WPK Third Street Consultants, dated July 12, 2005 for $825,000 

RESOLUTION 05-173 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 5:19 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the WPK 
Third Street Consultants contract with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to 
settle the matter. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission 
at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or 
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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2005 

ROOM 416, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

SPECIAL MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
3:00 P.M. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Stuart Sunshine 

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
DEC 3 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



No calendar items 

3:00 -SPECIAL MEETING 
ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 



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2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1 (a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Humberto Dominguez, Superior Ct. #422963 filed on 7/31/03 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT/HIRING: Director of Transportation 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

5. Announcement of Closed Session. 

6. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission 
at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or 
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3:00 -SPECIAL MEETING 
ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 
Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 3:04 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 
Present: 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
DEC 3 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



• Shirley Breyer Black 
. Wil Din 

• Michael Kasolas 

• James McCray, Jr. 

• Peter Mezey 

• Cleopatra Vaughns 



3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any 
person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell 
phones that are set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be 
placed in the "off" position. 

4. Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that inferred from the agenda and the fact that there were no written 
materials that there would be no action. He expressed hope that the salary survey and the 
contract would be made available before any action was taken. He stated that the budget 
continues to be the biggest challenge. It is important for the Director to be able to go to the 
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go to labor to ask them to help save money if the Board hires a new director at a 
substantially larger salary. 

5. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1 (a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

Prior to moving into closed session, City Attorney Friedlander reviewed the public meeting 
laws pertaining to what could and could not be discussed in closed session and advised that 
attendees in the closed session is at the discretion of the Board. 

RECESS SPECIAL MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 3:14 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 
Present: 



• Shirley Breyer Black 
. Wil Din 

• Michael Kasolas 

• James McCray, Jr. 

• Peter Mezey 

• Cleopatra Vaughns 



Also present: 

• Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 

• Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Humberto Dominguez, Superior Ct. #422963 filed on 7/31/03 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
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PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT/HIRING: Director of Transportation 
Also present: 

• Ed Harrington, Controller 

• Stephanie Pinson, President, Gilbert Tweed 

• Candidate for position of Director of Transportation 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:45p.m. 

6. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss Dominguez 
vs. CCSF with the City Attorney and to discuss the appointment/hiring of a Director of 
Transportation. The Board took no action on either matter. 

7. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:47 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

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individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission 
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And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 3 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

11-3Q-05P12:15 RCVD 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Stuart Sunshine 

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
«(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 




AN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
Station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHTNE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-November 15, 2005 Regular Meeting 
-November 18, 2005 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Citation Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Sheri Bryant, Superior Ct. #04437485 filed on 12/30/04 for $500 

B. Dorian Stewart, Superior Ct. #427876 filed on 1/7/04 for $1,500 

C. Glesby Wholesaler, Unlitigated Claim #0600919 filed on 10/17/05 for $8,492.64 

D. Tasos Meletis, Superior Ct. #435087 filed on 9/30/04 for $15,000 

E. John Seroogy, Superior Ct. #432757 filed on 7/02/04 for $20,000 

REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Adopting the FY2006-FY2025 Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution, summary of comments and plan.) 

(This item was continued from the meeting of November 15, 2005.) 

12. Presentation of MTA Division Budget Plans for FY2007. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to award and execute Contract No. CS-141, As-Needed Specialized 
Engineering Services, with Booz Allen and Hamilton to provide technical and professional 
services for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,000,000 and for a term not to exceed three 
years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

14. Authorizing the Director of Transportation to transfer $3.2 million in Regional Measure 2 
grant funds between two E-Line projects, from the project to rehabilitate 5 double-ended historic 
streetcars to the project to purchase and rehabilitate 1 1 historic streetcars; and approving the 
Initial Project Reports and Cash Flow Plans. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution project reports and financial plans.) 

(This item was continued from the meeting of November 15, 2005.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 



4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) City and County of San Francisco vs. Pick your Part Auto Wrecking, Superior Ct. #322841 
filed on 7/12/01 for $2,662,396. (City to receive) 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT/HIRING: Director of Transportation 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

17. Appointing Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., to the position of Director of Transportation of the San 
Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, effective January 17, 2006; approving the execution 
of the Appointment and Compensation Employment Agreement for a term commencing on 
January 17, 2006 and terminating on January 16, 201 1 with an initial base annual salary of 
$298,000 and benefits as provided in the Appointment and Compensation Employment 
Agreement. (Explanatory documents include a resolution, survey and agreement.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2005 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
DEC 2 9 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Stuart Sunshine 

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7 lh FLOOR -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103 
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2:01) • RHCil I AR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-November 1, 2005 Regular Meeting 
-December 6, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-FY05 Financial Report 
-FY06 1 st Quarter Financial Report 
-FY06 1 st Quarter EEO Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There 
will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in 
which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Alfonso Juarez, Superior Ct. #435899 filed on 1 1/22/04 for $2,000 

B. Mahalia Gilbert, Superior Ct. #426291 filed on 1 1/1 1/03 for $2,500 

C. Farmers Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #0600916 filed on 10/17/05 for $6,152.02 

D. Kam Hung Tang, Unlitigated Claim #0503769 filed on 5/26/05 for $9,000 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to accept and expend a grant from the 
Transportation Security Administration to provide the Muni Security Division with three bomb 
detection canines, all associated training, hotel and travel expenses, veterinary care and feed for 
the three teams and $120,000 for fiscal year 2006 for program implementation expenditures. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to execute the contract with Pacific Park Management, Inc. for the 
management of the Mission Bartlett Garage, for a term of six years commencing January 1, 2006, 
with extension options not to exceed four years, for a monthly management fee of $1,000 dollars, 
and with an annual incentive fee not to exceed $25,000 dollars per contract year. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

12. Approving the 2 nd Amendment to the Lease with One South Associates for the lease of 
approximately 5,866 square feet on the ground floor of One South Van Ness and approximately 
38,288 square feet on the second floor and approving the expenditure of related moving and 
tenant improvement costs. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:07 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - absent at roll call 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell phones that are 
set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off 
position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the November 15, 2005 Regular Meeting and the 
November 18, 2005 Special Meeting: unanimously approved (McCray- absent). 

5. Communications 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the authors and editors of the MTA newsletter be commended 
for an informative and reader friendly newsletter. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Citation Report 
-Ongoing Activities 



Acting Executive Director Sunshine stated that a majority of the MTA would be housed at 1 
South Van Ness by the end of December. This consolidation into one building will be great for 
operational efficiency. 

A.E.D. Sunshine stated that staff was preparing a memo regarding the Paratransit Debit Card 
project and would present it to the board at a future meeting. In addition, staff was preparing a 
response to issues raised by MV Transportation regarding MV's contract. 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, DPT presented the citation report. 

Director McCray arrived at the meeting. 

A.E.D. Sunshine stated that the Overhead Lines Reconstruction Project would require that the 
subway be closed earlier than is currently scheduled for the next two years. Alternative bus 
service will be provided. The public relations and community outreach campaign will begin in 
December. Early closure of the subway will begin mid- January. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, Citizens Advisory Council presented the CAC's recommendations. 

9. Public Comment 

Herbert Weiner stated that the voters passed standards of public transportation with the 
expectation that the transit authority would fulfill them. These mandated standards of service are 
unrealistic and will never be implemented. The TA board has rejected the trust of the voters and 
its' responsibility under the law. 

Roger Bazeley stated that there are ways to increase visibility for pedestrians, drivers, etc. on 
arterial corridors. He presented draft legislation that would require installation of ladder 
crosswalks at major transit intersections to help reduce fatalities. He stated that he would like to 
see faster implementation of bus rapid transit. 

Rosabella Safont stated that she wanted to talk about the Mission-Bartlett garage and the letter 
written by Supervisor Ammiano. She stated that there were irregularities in the process. The 
Mission Economic Development Association (MED A) has successfully co-managed the garage 
for 1 4 years and has support in the community. The RFP process was irregular and gave unfair 
advantage to large corporations. 

Teresa Garcia expressed concern regarding the RFP process for the Mission-Bartlett garage. 
MED A staff was told by DPT staff that they should not apply for the future operation of the 
garage. The initial RFP was not sent to MEDA. During the November 1 5 board meeting, 
MEDA's sealed bid was quoted by Pacific Park Management. 



I ins ( rranados, Mission Economic Development Association, stated that the RFP process for the 
Mission-Bartlett garage was irregular. MEDA didn't qualify for disadvantaged bonus points but 
a large corporation did. DPT staff shared confidential and proprietary information with MEDA's 
competitor. MEDA has strong community support from the Board of Supervisors and the 
community. Mr. Granados requested that the process be stopped and for the board to look into 
the matter. 

Feysan Lodde, Owner, MV Transportation, expressed concern about Muni's paratransit program. 
M V has done everything they could to help the paratransit community for more than 22 years. 
MV hopes that they are allowed to continue to provide this service. Ms. Lodde requested that the 
board direct the paratransit broker's office to require all service providers to recognize the current 
union contract and wages and benefits. She questioned why MV Transportation was the only 
contractor that had to go out to bid. 

Nikki Frenney requested that the board delay the contract and make sure that the paratransit 
broker has administered a fair process. Please direct the paratransit broker to delay the award 
until the board has been provided with the appropriate information. 

Bill Sisk, President, TWU 250-A requested that the board delay the contract and make sure that 
the contract is administrated fairly. He stated that the lowest bid isn't always the best bid. 

Irwin Lum, TWU Local 250-A, stated that TWU had been negotiating with MV for the past four 
months and they were about to announce an agreement. He expressed concern about the 
upcoming bid for lift van service. TWU hopes that the current problems could be resolved for 
the benefit of both users and drivers. 

John Moran, Machinist Union, stated that he has organized the mechanics and they are 
negotiating a contract right now. He stated that the problems of the workers needed to be taken 
into consideration. 

Art Gonzalez, Mechanics Union stated that workers need to keep their wages and health care 
benefits up. He urged the board to keep wages competitive so workers could afford to live in San 
Francisco. The contract needs to be delayed. 

Elizabeth Grigsby stated that MV Transportation is reliable. If the MTA awards a contract to 
another provider, she couldn't be sure that another provider would pick her up. She knows MV's 
drivers and is comfortable with them. Keep the contract with MV. 

Dene Mauser stated that she was unaware that the contract with MV was going to be changed. 
There was no notification to the community. She expressed satisfaction with MV and stated that 
she would be discomforted if there was a suddenly change. 



Russell Green stated that MV is on time when they pick him up. Ms. Lodde is hard working and 
gives him the use of two vans every year to assist him with getting people to his event. MV does 
a good job and is dependable and reliable. Let them keep the contract. 

Michael Kwok stated that he has been using MV's service for over 22 years. He has been a 
member of the PCC since 1992 and has seen both sides of this issue. Only two small companies 
competed for this contract. 

Chairman Vaughns halted public comment to inquire if the paratransit broker would be willing to 
postpone the award of the contract for one month in order to work with the executive director 
and staff. 

Annette Williams, Manager, Accessible Services Contract, stated that it may be helpful to hear 
from Marc Soto, the paratransit broker, about where the project is going and what the process is. 

Marc Soto, Conex/ATC, stated that the bid process began in July 2005 with a goal of having the 
new contract in place by March 2006. He stated that he couldn't commit to a delay but he would 
be happy to sit with staff outside of this meeting to discuss the issues. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that Mr. Soto favorably consider a delay. 

Kathy Elliot stated that she found out today that drivers' wages might not be increased. MV 
hired her several years ago. MV emphasizes safety, training and quality of care. She has worked 
for another provider. MV holds driver-training meetings, safety meetings, and conducts drug 
testing that the other provider didn't do. MV takes pride in what they do but they can't pay their 
drivers a living wage. 

Alex Lodde, Chairman, MV Transportation, stated that they would defer further public comment 
until the next meeting. This is an extremely important piece of business and needs to be taken 
extremely seriously. 

Barry Taranto expressed sympathy for the pedestrian who was killed and for the driver. Cab 
drivers have to constantly deal with this problem. Jaywalkers and pedestrians think they are 
visible but they can't always be seen. Inspectors are harassing cab drivers. The 24-Divisadero 
isn't always on time so he has to walk. DPT should hire more officers. 

Kevin Hughes, IBEW Local 6, stated that he encouraged the board to support the ten-year plan 
for maintaining light rail vehicles. The LRV fleet has high ridership and is a high revenue 
system. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 



AVA11 ABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Hoard. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

( 10. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Sheri Bryant, Superior Ct. #04437485 filed on 12/30/04 for $500 

B. Dorian Stewart, Superior Ct. #427876 filed on 1/7/04 for $1,500 

C. Glesby Wholesaler, Unlitigated Claim #0600919 filed on 10/17/05 for $8,492.64 

D. Tasos Meletis, Superior Ct. #435087 filed on 9/30/04 for $15,000 

E. John Seroogy, Superior Ct. #432757 filed on 7/02/04 for $20,000 

RESOLUTION 05-174 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

1 1 . Adopting the FY2006-FY2025 Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution, summary of comments and plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-175 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

12. Presentation of MTA Division Budget Plans for FY2007. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report.) 

Shahnam Farhangi, acting Deputy General Manager, Construction presented the division work 

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plans and goals for FY07. 

Mike I hush, deputy general manager, Safety, Security and Training presented the division work 
plans and goals for FY07. 

Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni presented the division work plans and goals for FY07. 

Deb Ward, acting Chief Financial Officer discussed the next steps with respect to the FY07 
budget. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that further efforts could be made between the DPT Enforcement division and 
Muni's Street Enforcement division to stay on time. The MTA hasn't worked as cooperatively as 
it could to address on-time performance. Further efforts should be reflected in next year's budget 
plan. 

13. Authorizing the Director to award and execute Contract No. CS-141, As-Needed Specialized 
Engineering Services, with Booz Allen and Hamilton to provide technical and professional 
services for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,000,000 and for a term not to exceed three 
years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-176 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

14. Authorizing the Director of Transportation to transfer $3.2 million in Regional Measure 2 
grant funds between two E-Line projects, from the project to rehabilitate 5 double-ended historic 
streetcars to the project to purchase and rehabilitate 1 1 historic streetcars; and approving the 
Initial Project Reports and Cash Flow Plans. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution project reports and financial plans.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 05-177 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 



PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION ITEM: 

David Pilpel requested information regarding the dispersal of the monies with respect to the 
"Pick your Part" settlement. 

Deputy City Attorney Julia Friedlander stated that she would respond to Mr. Pilpel regarding his 
request. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:40 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Stuart Sunshine, Acting Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) City and County of San Francisco vs. Pick your Part Auto Wrecking, Superior Ct. #322841 
filed on 7/12/01 for $2,662,396. (City to receive) 



RESOLUTION 05-178 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT/HIRING: Director of Transportation 

This item was removed from the agenda. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 4:47 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss CCSF vs. Pick 
Your Part Auto Wrecking with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the 
case. The other item listed for discussion, the appointment and hiring of the Director of 
Transportation, was removed from the agenda. No discussion on that matter occurred in closed 
session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

17. Appointing Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., to the position of Director of Transportation of the San 
Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, effective January 17, 2006; approving the execution 
of the Appointment and Compensation Employment Agreement for a term commencing on 
January 1 7, 2006 and terminating on January 16, 201 1 with an initial base annual salary of 
$298,000 and benefits as provided in the Appointment and Compensation Employment 
Agreement. (Explanatory documents include a resolution, survey and agreement.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Patrick Kelly, a Coro Fellow with TWU-Local 250A, stated that the board should take things into 
account before appointing Mr. Ford. He conducted a survey at the direction of Mr. Sisk. 
MARTA has had problems with labor relations and negotiated in bad faith. MARTA cut service 
to the point where ridership declined. Riders have a perception of peril. 

Director Black stated that she checked with MARTA' s unions and the reports she received were 

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different from what the previous speaker reported. Although times were tough, Mr. Ford was 
able to work with MARTA's unions. Larry Martin urged her to vote yes on Mr. Ford's 
appointment. She stated that Mr. Sunshine had done a remarkable job under difficult 
circumstances. Ms. Black expressed concern about the "golden parachute" in Mr. Ford's 
contract and urged the board not to forget that things won't get done without the workers. 

RESOLUTION 05-179 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

Chairman Vaughns introduced Nathaniel Ford who stated that would be an honor to serve the 
citizens of San Francisco. He looks forward to working with the Board. 

Chairman Vaughns expressed appreciation on behalf of the board to Ed Harrington for his efforts 
as a member of the selection committee and to Stuart Sunshine for his stewardship and 
leadership during the transition. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 




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